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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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planting ahead

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The first draft of this post began with a rather gloomy assessment of the year’s events. By the time I reached the third paragraph […]

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Easter Extravaganza

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Oh the irony. For the last three years our National Gardens Scheme area organiser has been asking if we’d open the garden for a […]

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