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Your Garden In September

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I’ve come to love September almost as much as May. It’s a month of gentle transition, bidding farewell to summer and ushering in autumn. Here’s what your can be doing in your garden this month ….

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Surviving The Long, Hot Summer

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This time next year we’ll probably be moaning about the cold and wet. Meanwhile it’s clear that UK gardens and gardeners are ill-equipped to cope with extended, hot summers. Here’s how we’ve coped in Broadstairs.

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Your Garden In August

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August is a watershed month, a moment when our gardens reach their peak volume and visual strength before evaporating into the soft airiness of autumn. The name of the game is prolonging the summer display for as long as possible.

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All Hail The Tromboncino!

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Are you bored of your courgettes being blighted by mildew? Are you receptive to the simple amusement of a provocatively proportioned vegetable? Then tromboncinos are for you!

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Catching Up

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It dawned on me the other day that I’d written nothing about our garden and allotment for several months. This is me, making amends!

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Your Garden In July

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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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The Frustrated Gardener Celebrates 10 Happy Years

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When I composed my first short post on June 6th 2012, little did I think that I would still be blogging ten years later. Here’s what’s changed in the last decade.

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How To Enjoy Your Garden In June

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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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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 – The Boodles Travel Garden

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There were some sensational gardens at Chelsea this year but my personal Best in Show award goes to The Boodles Travel Garden – Around the World in 16 Days, designed by Tom Hoblyn. Read on to find out why ….

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