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Now is the Time to Plant Spring Bulbs

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Whilst tempting to lament the summer that never was, now is the time to be looking ahead and planting your spring-flowering bulbs. The first […]

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Iris Reticulata ‘Pauline’

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In an exciting new development, the following post can now be enjoyed as a podcast as well as in text and photographs. Cultivars of […]

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Absent.

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You may or may not have noticed, but I have not been posting quite as regularly of late. There is no intention in this, […]

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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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Running Late

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  As someone who usually extols the virtues of timeliness, I have been letting myself down rather a lot lately. I planted my spring-flowering […]

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Singles All The Way

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  I love flowering bulbs. I plant thousands of them in pots every autumn and spring, ready to bloom the following season. I plant […]

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Changing of the Guard at Goodnestone

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Great gardens to visit in East Kent are rarer than hens’ teeth. Those that open during the winter months even scarcer. So, as soon […]

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Travelling Blues

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That’s it. I have readied both gardens for October, packed my bags and left Him Indoors in charge. I am now on the other […]

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Bella Donnas

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Amaryllis belladonna: Jersey lily, naked lady, belladonna amaryllis    We gardeners spend so much time and energy trying to cultivate plants which aren’t 100% […]

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Slow Motion

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Since the first balmy weekend in March I have watched both our gardens move forward as if in slow motion. Temperatures have remained resolutely low, bringing to […]

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