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How To Use Horse Manure In Your Garden

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No good gardener ever turns down the offer of a load of well-composted horse manure. Some may even go weak at the knees at […]

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A Change of Landscape

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I always imagined that if I were made redundant from my job there would be one hundred and one things I’d rather do than […]

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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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A Change Is As Good As A Rest

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‘A change is as good as a rest’, or so the proverb goes. As one who is ill at ease when relaxing and always […]

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The Great Chrysanthemum Comeback

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Chrysanthemums are making a comeback. You heard it here first. How do I know? I’ll tell you; because it’s inevitable. Flowers are like clothing […]

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Our Top 10 Dahlias of 2021

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As the dahlia season draws to a close, it’s time to celebrate those that dazzled during this uniquely cool and wet year. We ended […]

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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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Has The Chelsea Flower Show Lost Its Mojo?

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I’ve grown a little bored of the Chelsea Flower Show. There, I’ve said it. Once upon a time I used to love the anticipation, […]

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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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Now is the Time to Plant Spring Bulbs

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Whilst tempting to lament the summer that never was, now is the time to be looking ahead and planting your spring-flowering bulbs. The first […]

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A Moment In The Gin & Tonic Garden

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Once in a while one’s garden has a ‘moment’, a brief period of time when everything comes together to create a picture-perfect scene and […]

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