Weather

A Little Solstice Solace

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Perhaps it’s just me, but 2021 has felt like a serious test of our endurance both in general and as gardeners. We started the […]

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Creating An Autumn Pumpkin Arrangement

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It’s mid-October. The nights are drawing in and Halloween is fast approaching. Farmers here in East Kent are already opening their field gates for […]

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Planting A Container for Autumn Colour

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By mid-September, many summer-flowering annuals have started to burn themselves out. They’ve given their all, and their natural instinct is now to produce seed […]

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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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Teeming Down at Tremenheere

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Anyone who has spent time holidaying in Cornwall will know that the county’s weather can be relied upon to dictate your itinerary from start […]

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The Late, Late Tulip Show

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Cold weather in spring can only hold our gardens back for so long. It’s like a catapult, the further the sling is pulled back […]

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Arctic April

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It has been the strangest month; cold – indeed the frostiest April in sixty years – and desert-dry. Although we’ve escaped spring frosts here […]

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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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The Beast Is Back

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Our garden is not designed for snow. In the fifteen years I’ve lived at The Watch House, I can only recall it snowing four […]

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February Flowers

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It’s that time of year when galanthophiles (the polite name for snowdrop bores) start to bombard social media with images of their pearly-white treasures. […]

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Baby steps (towards spring)

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Every weekend is pretty much the same during the lockdown. A time to catch up on sleep, to read, phone friends and family, make […]

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BITTERSWEET MEMORIES OF 2020

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The year 2020. Where to begin? It’s tempting to dive straight into the obvious negatives – and let’s face it that would be rich […]

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