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A Change Is As Good As A Rest

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‘A change is as good as a rest’, or so the proverb goes. As one who is ill at ease when relaxing and always […]

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The Watch House in Early May

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I’m a little bit stuck at the moment. I don’t so much have writers’ block as writers’ constipation; that is, lots of posts backing […]

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No Rest for the Wicked

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In previous years I have managed to keep posting regularly through December, although the topic of my posts has steadily moved away from gardening […]

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Tales from the Garden Room

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  “If one is going to tell a story with plants, it may as well be an adventure story.”     I love all […]

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Fogbound

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I managed to spend a whole 20 hours in the UK between trips to the USA and Amsterdam. In that time I unpacked, repacked, […]

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

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  This week an Italian described their country to me as “Third World”. I may only be a visitor, but I could not agree […]

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Feeling Good

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I’ve been feeling a little bit down in the dumps this week. I blame the headache-inducing, humid weather and lack of time to get out […]

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New Look, Same Frustrated Gardener

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I began The Frustrated Gardener as an experiment. I wanted to challenge myself to keep up with technology, rekindle my deep-seated love of plants and create […]

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Getting Noticed

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It’s always nice to be noticed, and even nicer to be appreciated. Today I am walking tall and smiling like the Cheshire Cat as not […]

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Out of the Darkness

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I have just endured a whole week in China. It was not the death-defying driving or the tawdry toilets that upset me, it wasn’t […]

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So far, so good!

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It is now just over three weeks since I started this blog, and so far it’s been a great experience. I hoped it might […]

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