Wild Flowers

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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        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

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

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