How to Persuade Agapanthus to Flower

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  It’s a good year for agapanthus here at The Watch House. A rough count of the flower heads produced by Agapanthus africanus tops […]

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Midnight Blooms

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  I have a new torch and I don’t mind admitting I am rather taken with it. The last one was indestructible but about […]

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In The Garden This Week: Clashing Colours

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Royal blue and orange, canary yellow and purple, candy pink and red, fresh lime and magenta – our coastal garden is packed with clashing […]

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Que Sera Sera ….

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… Whatever will be will be, as the song goes. I have reached a point now where all I can do is clean and tidy […]

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A Touch of Frost

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Last week Jack Frost paid the South East a visit, spreading his icy fingers over fields, woods and gardens. The scenes at sunrise were breathtaking, […]

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Stars of the Solstice

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The winter solstice is the longest night and shortest day of the year, this year falling on Sunday December 21st. The Earth’s axis tilts the […]

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The Watch House NGS Open Weekend 2014

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It was about this time last year when our friend Beth began twisting our arm to open for the National Gardens Scheme. We took […]

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Gardening Leave

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No, I haven’t quit my job or been given my marching orders, but I have taken a couple of days off to prepare the […]

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Jungle Warfare

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At a certain point each year our seaside garden passes from a neat, orderly state into jungly bedlam. It becomes increasingly hard to move around without getting […]

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The Watch House Awaits….

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In just less than two weeks, we open our garden at The Watch House in Broadstairs for the National Gardens Scheme. It has not been […]

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