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My Top Tips for Buying a Real Christmas Tree

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Part of my day job is buying Christmas trees for British department store John Lewis & Partners. It’s a task I particularly enjoy since […]

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Godolphin Rises

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As I make my way home from Cornwall I have time between snoozes to reflect on how lovely the last few days have been. […]

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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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Daily Flower Candy: Jasminum nudiflorum

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Jasminum nudiflorum: winter jasmine Most plants when translated from their native habitat into gardens adapt quite nicely. Some run riot, others curl up and […]

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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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Christmas at The Watch House

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Motivated by the prospect of an OK-style, ‘At Home with Mr Christmas’ photoshoot this week, I have been decorating every corner of The Watch […]

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Countdown to Christmas

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I can count the number of days I get to spend at home before Christmas on one hand. I’ve stopped buying an advent calendar […]

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Winter Sun

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I love it when it’s cold and sunny. I can tolerate the frostiest weather so long as I have the sun’s rays on my […]

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A Potting Shed Christmas

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  If you’ve not put two and two together yet, I’ll let you into a little secret: when I am not writing this blog […]

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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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Why Good Gardening is a Risky Business

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  Whilst you won’t find it on a list of extreme pursuits, gardening is all about taking risks. Tending a garden is one of […]

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