coastal gardens

When The Wind Blows

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I am not a cold person, temperature or temperament wise, but when the wind blows from the north, as it did this weekend, I […]

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True Blue

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  There is nothing more irritating for a gardener than to strive unsuccessfully to cultivate a plant, only to discover that someone who apparently […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Osteospermum

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  As indispensable plants for seaside gardens go, ostespermums are high on the list, and most certainly in the top ten. They are low-growing, […]

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Wonder Walls Part II

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  Each time I return to the West Country I am reminded just how damp it is compared to Kent. A crude comparison of […]

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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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Gardening on the Edge: Foamlea, North Devon

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The most inspiring gardens are not always those on which huge funds are lavished or indeed the better known ones. Often they are the […]

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Bravery

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I had ideas about going to the Great Dixter Spring Plant Fair this weekend, but it dawned on me that I should spend more time […]

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Aeonium Envy

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I have loved a great many aeoniums, and lost a few too. Not to frost, which is is their main enemy in UK gardens, […]

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The Very Best of 2013 – A Year In Pictures

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When I wrote my equivalent post this time last year, I thought 2012 was a momentous year, but reflecting on 2013 I find the last twelve […]

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Hangers-On

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It’s midweek and already my brain has turned to blancmange.  So for everyone’s sake, I’ll keep today’s post simple. Living by the seaside, we […]

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