Kitchen Sink Drama

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Not a square inch of my tiny garden goes uncultivated. Over the years I’ve found plants that enjoy, or at least tolerate, every environment […]

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In Search of the Surreal

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No visit to Cornwall is complete without a spot of plant shopping. The nurseries in the county I consider home are among the best […]

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  “I laugh because I must not cry. That is all. That is all.” Abraham Lincoln To say our current travails with the building […]

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A Tale of Two Gardens

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  Nurturing two gardens eighty eight miles apart is mainly a blessing, but sometimes a curse. The task becomes tricky if we want to […]

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The Winds of Change

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I’ve just come in from the garden, where the temperature has dropped dramatically since lunchtime. A brisk, rain-laden breeze has whipped up, carrying away summer’s last […]

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Aeonium Envy

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I have loved a great many aeoniums, and lost a few too. Not to frost, which is is their main enemy in UK gardens, […]

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Uncouth Cats and Kamikaze Kisses

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On Saturday we a had a visitation from the Assistant County Organiser for the Kent National Gardens Scheme. So naturally, what could go wrong […]

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Classy Clivia

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A few years back my partner’s mother gave us an offset of one of the many clivias that bask in her front porch.  The […]

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A Moment of Drought

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Some things are just not meant to be.  I set off, already late, to visit Eltham Palace.  Once the home of the Courtaulds this […]

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