Coleus

Kitchen Sink Drama

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Not a square inch of my tiny garden goes uncultivated. Over the years I’ve found plants that enjoy, or at least tolerate, every environment […]

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My Top 10 Indoor / Outdoor Foliage Plants

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  So I forgot. Today’s the day that the London Evening Standard publishes a feature on neon-coloured foliage and I am not even in […]

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Last Vestiges

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  I returned from China to a garden clinging valiantly on to the glories of summer. It was a heart-warming homecoming, but the gift […]

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Plant Profile: Solenostemon ‘Henna’

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  My garden is so jam-packed with plants by early autumn that I can barely move around outside. Far from holding plants back, a […]

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The Watch House NGS Open Day 2018

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  Over the weekend we welcomed over 300 visitors to The Watch House, breaking records and surprising us all. At times it was a […]

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Where Have All The Coleus Gone?

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  When a plant does well in my garden, I want to grow more of it. As a gardening strategy, this makes perfect sense. […]

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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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Wallington Hall, Cambo, Northumberland

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Northumberland is a wonderful, wild, unspoilt county in the north of England, once the frontier between rampaging Celts and civilised Romans. The region is […]

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Beguiled by Begonias

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I expect it’s desperately unfashionable to say so, but I do love a nice Begonia. They are easy on the eye, diverse and sometimes […]

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