Annoyances

Here Comes Summer!

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The title of of this post is tongue-in-cheek given I’m sat at my desk with rain pattering on the skylight and a brisk draught […]

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How To Prepare Your Garden For A Spring Cold Snap

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Over the last week, we’ve been blessed with glorious spring weather. Sunshine and temperatures in the high teens and twenties (ºC) have, quite literally, […]

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Counting the Cost

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  I’ve been out in the garden this morning assessing the havoc wreaked by The Beast from The East and Storm Emma. It is […]

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Spick and Span

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“Every day is a fresh beginning, Listen my soul to the glad refrain. And, spite of old sorrows And older sinning, Troubles forecasted And […]

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Preparing The Watch House for Winter

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  When I left my garden, in early October, it was still a summer garden. By the time I returned, at the end of […]

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Midnight Blooms

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  I have a new torch and I don’t mind admitting I am rather taken with it. The last one was indestructible but about […]

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Sick As A Parrot

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This is Percy, one of our neighbourhood parakeets. He’s far from sick, in fact he’s in rude health, preparing to overwinter in sunny Broadstairs. His […]

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Uncouth Cats and Kamikaze Kisses

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On Saturday we a had a visitation from the Assistant County Organiser for the Kent National Gardens Scheme. So naturally, what could go wrong […]

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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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A Feast of Foliage

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Whether it’s the sun, too much water or too much food I don’t know, but the garden in going nuts at the moment. The […]

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