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Your Garden In November

Reading time 33 minutes

November is a ‘do or die’ month. The onerous first frost that gardeners mutter about signals the demise of all that’s tender. You can take a gamble for so long, but ultimately you must act if you want to keep certain plants.

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Catching Up

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It dawned on me the other day that I’d written nothing about our garden and allotment for several months. This is me, making amends!

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How To Enjoy Your Garden In June

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June is the most quintessentially English month. Country gardens are brimming with hollyhocks, lupins, delphiniums, peonies, irises and, of course, roses. Here’s how to get the most enjoyment from your garden this month.

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How To Enjoy Your Garden In April

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April is one of the most joyful and uplifting months in the garden. Days are longer, temperatures are increasing steadily and it finally feels […]

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How to Enjoy Your Garden in March

Reading time 33 minutes

Although winter’s icy fingers cling to March, their grip weakens daily. The weather may not always be clement, but there’s no turning back now; […]

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A Change of Landscape

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I always imagined that if I were made redundant from my job there would be one hundred and one things I’d rather do than […]

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Now is the Time to Plant Spring Bulbs

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Whilst tempting to lament the summer that never was, now is the time to be looking ahead and planting your spring-flowering bulbs. The first […]

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The Late, Late Tulip Show

Reading time 6 minutes

Cold weather in spring can only hold our gardens back for so long. It’s like a catapult, the further the sling is pulled back […]

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Arctic April

Reading time 14 minutes

It has been the strangest month; cold – indeed the frostiest April in sixty years – and desert-dry. Although we’ve escaped spring frosts here […]

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Going Potty

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If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it’s to look after our mental health. If it’s taught us another, it’s to look out […]

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A Year of Plotting

Reading time 21 minutes

January 2020 After waiting only four months, we got the news that we had reached the top of the allotment waiting list: if we […]

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