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True Blue

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  There is nothing more irritating for a gardener than to strive unsuccessfully to cultivate a plant, only to discover that someone who apparently […]

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Soaked

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  “It never rains, but it pours” is an English expression which means that when troubles come, they all come together. This week the […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Iris bucharica AGM

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Despite being a plantaholic, the existence of certain plants eludes me. Then, all of a sudden, a ‘new’ discovery will burst onto the scene, […]

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Getting Real

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  How comforting – Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson had plant casualties. They were like the rest of us, after all. This amusing revelation […]

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And Relax …..

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  It’s here, the moment I have been waiting for all Christmas, the moment when all our visitors have departed, there is no cleaning […]

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Christmas Cheer

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  The last time I was up at 6am on Christmas morning I was ten. With a three-year-old in the house it was inevitable […]

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When Is Too Late to Plant Spring Bulbs?

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If you are reading this post now, in late January, the answer is ‘not yet’, for tulips at least. Originally published in November 2016, […]

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Going to the Dogs

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  I am acutely aware that my blog risks going to dogs …. or dog to be precise. That dog is called Buster. You […]

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A Sight for Sore Eyes

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  I’ve been back from China for 6 days and still the jet-lag drags on. At about 3pm every day my vision starts to […]

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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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