clematis

Catching Up

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It dawned on me the other day that I’d written nothing about our garden and allotment for several months. This is me, making amends!

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Garden Diary: February 2020

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I have decided to start a garden diary. It’s been over 30 years since I last kept any form of journal so I can’t […]

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The Rhythm of the Jungle

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  There were points during February and March when I thought my garden might never regain its former glory. The Beast from the East […]

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Tales from the Gin & Tonic Garden

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  As a rule, I don’t sit down, unless it’s to eat a meal or to work. When I make myself a cup of […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Clematis ‘Inspiration’

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  In recent years both gardeners and florists have become better acquainted with non-twining, ‘herbaceous’ clematis. They make excellent border plants, especially in situations […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Clematis vitalba

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Clematis vitalba: Old man’s beard, traveller’s joy, virgin’s bower, ladies’ bower, love vine, traveller’s ivy. When the feathery seed heads of Clematis vitalba start […]

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Last Knockings

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As far as flowers are concerned the pickings are fairly slim in our London garden at this time of year. Because of this I […]

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BlueBell Arboretum and Nursery

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I have been meaning to get better acquainted with the larger members of the plant world for some time. Being a ‘small’ gardener, my […]

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