Small Gardens

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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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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An Extraordinary Autumn

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There comes a moment every autumn when I leave home and return again under the cover of darkness. Since I have been living full […]

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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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The Watch House NGS Open Day 2018

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  Over the weekend we welcomed over 300 visitors to The Watch House, breaking records and surprising us all. At times it was a […]

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Plant Profile: Asarina scandens

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As the heatwave drags on, my evenings are consumed by watering the garden. Already short, their length is reducing daily so that I am […]

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The Final Countdown

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Twenty days to go and the countdown to my NGS garden open weekend is well underway. In truth the garden does not need another […]

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