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Ten Things To Do In The Garden in January

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January is a unique month in the year when plants, on the whole, demand very little from gardeners. House plants are an exception, but […]

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Advent Thought for the Day: 2

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December 2nd: Cardinals I have never seen a real cardinal bird, and yet they follow me wherever I go. On my buying trips in […]

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Birthday Bombki

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I celebrated The Frustrated Gardener’s second birthday yesterday in one of the farthest corners of Poland, near the city of Wroclaw. The countryside in […]

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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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A Tropical Christmas

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Just one more flight and I’ll be home for Christmas. Work won’t be over for a while, but in the meantime this unusual, tropical-inspired […]

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Welcoming Back the Birds

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Over the summer, we removed most of our bird feeders for cleaning and to reduce the amount of spilled seed on the terrace.  I […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Fuller’s Teasel

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Last weekend went by like a whirlwind – so much to catch up on whilst September flew away on the breeze.  It was good […]

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Charley Harper’s Backyard Birds

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Charley Harper was a genius of a graphic artist. His cheerful, highly-stylised wildlife prints always make me smile inside. So I was very happy […]

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Pilfering Parakeets

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No, I have not been gallivanting around the world again.  This “glamorous oriental stranger”, to employ a description used by the great David Attenborough, […]

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