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Dan Cooper Garden – Where Gardens Grow

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The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed the appearance of a bright yellow box at the top and bottom of my homepage. It invites […]

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How to Enjoy Your Garden in March

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Although winter’s icy fingers cling to March, their grip weakens daily. The weather may not always be clement, but there’s no turning back now; […]

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A Pot Display for Early March

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The wild weather has blown through and we’ve been blessed with a weekend of clear skies, fresh breezes and bright sunshine. It’s been the […]

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How to Enjoy Your Garden in February

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Excitement is mounting at The Watch House. At the end of this month, The Frustrated Gardener will be getting a complete makeover, including a […]

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Dry January

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As the first month of 2022 draws to a close, I sit at my desk reflecting on how unseasonably calm and dry the weather […]

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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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