Practical Advice

Bagging a Bargain

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It’s the time of year when garden centres abandon horticulture for the glittering commercial opportunity that Christmas offers. For gardeners that are prepared to […]

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A Schoolboy Error

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After a night of torrential rain – the kind of deluge that you’d imagine might signal the end of the world – it was […]

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The Problem With Lilies

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Lilium regale – the ultimate lily? Lilies are, without question, one of the most elegant summer flowering bulbs. Gertrude Jekyll, the renowned garden designer […]

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Good Earth

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‘No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth … and no culture comparable to that of the garden … […]

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Let the Show Begin!

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After almost four weeks away from our coastal garden I am back in the driving seat. For a fleeting moment this morning it felt […]

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Preparing for Spring

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Last weekend it was time to get my potted bulbs into the ground before I went on my travels. Because we have a lot […]

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Exceptional Evergreens for Coastal Gardens

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It’s in the depths of winter, when the wind roars in from the east, that I’m reminded of the value of good evergreen trees […]

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Strange Fruit

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After 3 weeks of part self, part snow-induced exile, I returned to the seaside last night during an icy gale that would’ve had an […]

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Jobs for October and Early November

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I always think good gardening calls for a certain type of ruthlessness. Never is that quality more needed than at this time of year […]

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Planting Spring Bulbs in Containers

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It’s now or never for me in terms of planting spring-flowering bulbs. As with most things in gardening there is the text book time […]

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