The Late, Late Tulip Show

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Cold weather in spring can only hold our gardens back for so long. It’s like a catapult, the further the sling is pulled back […]

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Autumn Spice

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The problem with owning a garden dominated by evergreens and tropicals is that I don’t really get to experience autumn colour at home. My […]

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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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My Perfect Ten Tulips

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  In spite of late planting and a cold April, it has been an exceptional year for tulips at The Watch House. They have […]

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A week is a long time in gardening

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  It was British Prime Minister Harold Wilson who first said ‘a week is a long time in politics’. Almost sixty years later, his […]

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Saying it with Flowers

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  Two subjects I prefer not to write about in this blog are my day job and artificial flowers. Today I make an exception, […]

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In The Garden This Week: Clashing Colours

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Royal blue and orange, canary yellow and purple, candy pink and red, fresh lime and magenta – our coastal garden is packed with clashing […]

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