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The Watch House Awaits

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The pots are all planted and in position, their arrangements have been checked from every angle, adjusted and appraised again. Happy with the result, […]

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Hello from The Beau

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Dan, in a moment of madness, has decided that he would like me to contribute now and again to his Frustrated Gardener blog. As […]

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The Bitter End

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I’m always surprised by how good the garden looks at the beginning of November. The Gin & Tonic Garden, though lacking the abundance of […]

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The Watch House NGS Open Weekend 2019

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And relax! After several weeks of intensive preparation, another National Gardens Scheme open weekend lies behind us. Rather like Christmas there’s an almighty build-up […]

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Gardens of Miami No. 1 – The Kampong

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First of all, thank you for your patience whilst I have been away on holiday and taking a short break from blogging. It’s been […]

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Biting Hard

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I have never enjoyed going to the dentist (that would be perverse), but equally I’ve never feared the experience either. Generally my twice-yearly visits […]

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Autumn Spice

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The problem with owning a garden dominated by evergreens and tropicals is that I don’t really get to experience autumn colour at home. My […]

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My Top 10 Indoor / Outdoor Foliage Plants

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  So I forgot. Today’s the day that the London Evening Standard publishes a feature on neon-coloured foliage and I am not even in […]

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Last Vestiges

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  I returned from China to a garden clinging valiantly on to the glories of summer. It was a heart-warming homecoming, but the gift […]

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Farewell to the summer of 2018

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  As the sun sets on August, what will be my abiding memories of summer 2018? It goes without saying that the heat and […]

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How to Grow Ornamental Gingers in UK Gardens

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  Ornamental gingers – we’ve admired them whilst on holiday in tropical countries, or seen them curated in the glasshouses of botanical gardens, but […]

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