Begonias

New Plants At The Watch House: August 2019

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Both gardens were overflowing with plants long before August arrived. There was a point at which getting from the garden gate to the front […]

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Living in the Moment

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  The changing of the clocks makes an enormous difference to my enjoyment of the garden. Although the mornings have temporarily descended back into […]

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Plan B

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  I have a problem. With the garden next door out of action and no immediate prospect of gaining it back, I have grown […]

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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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In Praise of Foliage

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Gardeners the world over are obsessed with flowers. I am no exception. As well as being beautiful to look at, flowers are a sign […]

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All Systems Go!

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Here at The Watch House we are steadily building up to our second annual National Gardens Scheme open weekend on August 1st and 2nd. Unlike last […]

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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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Trengwainton Gardens, Cornwall

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From a very early age my parents took me and my sister to visit gardens. I like to think the reason was to cultivate […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Begonia ‘Glowing Embers’

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Begonias are such stalwarts of the summer garden that they are often overlooked, even sniffed at, by so-called fashionable gardeners. I’m not attracted by […]

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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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