Wild Flowers

Your Garden In July

Reading time 32 minutes

With July comes the start of summer proper. All hints of spring are now banished, replaced by stronger, brighter colours and a sense of established luxuriance. Savour the moment and prepare for the busy months that lie ahead.

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How To Enjoy Your Garden In June

Reading time 33 minutes

June is the most quintessentially English month. Country gardens are brimming with hollyhocks, lupins, delphiniums, peonies, irises and, of course, roses. Here’s how to get the most enjoyment from your garden this month.

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Discovering Daffodils

Reading time 11 minutes

It’s a little known fact – so little known that one might almost call it a secret – that the first job I ever […]

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Delos Reimagined

Reading time 10 minutes

I imagine I have a lot to deal with at The Watch House, but being the custodian of a large, historic garden is a […]

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Plant Profile: Ivy-leaved toadflax

Reading time 7 minutes

Cymbalaria muralis: Ivy-leaved toadflax, ivywort, Kenilworth ivy, coliseum ivy, Oxford ivy, mother of thousands, mother of millions, thousand flower, pennywort, wandering sailor, Aaron’s beard, […]

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Violet Time

Reading time 5 minutes

One of the many frustrations of having flu is that everything tastes and smells odd. Apparently viral particles linger longer in the nose and […]

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Winter Heliotrope: Petasites fragrans

Reading time 5 minutes

What better way to start the New Year at The Frustrated Gardener than with a plant that flowers through the darkest, coldest months. The […]

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Whatever the Weather

Reading time 8 minutes

        The elements just keep on giving this year. In the space of three months we’ve had record cold and record […]

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The Best Things in Life are Free

Reading time 5 minutes

        I have largely avoided being drawn into snowdrop mania this year. I have no snowdrops in my garden (which is […]

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