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Daily Flower Candy: Euonymus japonicus

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Euonymus japonicus: evergreen spindle, Japanese spindle On days like these, when we’d all rather be indoors, wrapped in a blanket with a glass of […]

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Deck the Halls

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One of the things I love most about Christmas is festooning our London flat with greenery and flowers. I adore the smell of fresh-cut pine and […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Phytolacca polyandra

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One of the joys of writing this blog is having the incentive to seek out and learn about new plants. Today, on a training course […]

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Between the Storms

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To call this winter a wash-out would be something of an understatement. Parts of the country have experienced double the average amount of rainfall […]

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Bursting Forth on Boxing Day

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This Christmas our friends Travis and Beth at Trevoole sent us a copy of ‘Dear Friend and Gardener’, a collection of correspondence between distinguished […]

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Going Dutch

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In an unusual turn of events, I am sitting still today even though there are more important things I should be doing. I am […]

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Gathering Moss

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I spent yesterday touring the garden centres of Holland, looking for Christmas inspiration. I found it in spades, from delicious Oliebollen (literally oil-balls, rather […]

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Good Enough to Eat

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No trip to New York is complete without a browse around one of the world’s most appetising shops, Dean & DeLuca on Broadway.  Here […]

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Boxing Day Brights

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Despite vowing to stay indoors for two days and do nothing but eat, drink, read and be generally indulgent, I was persuaded to get […]

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