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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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Action Stations!

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One can be excused for inactivity during January – after all, Christmas is exhausting – but with the arrival of February the garden begins […]

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Spring Comes to Sissinghurst

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  How fortunate that my first visit to Sissinghurst this year should coincide with the warmest day of the spring so far. As the […]

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RHS London Plant and Design Show

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A reminder that next week, on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd February, the RHS will be marking the imminent arrival of spring with their […]

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Growing Vertical in Victoria

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Victoria, once a grey and unexciting slice of central London sandwiched between Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, has been undergoing something of a transformation. […]

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A Schoolboy Error

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After a night of torrential rain – the kind of deluge that you’d imagine might signal the end of the world – it was […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Colchicum autumnale

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In this debauched scene, naked ladies cavort in the damp grass, collapsing hither and thither in gay abandon.  Also known as meadow saffron or […]

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Savage Spring

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Last night, as we lay in bed, it was almost as if a BBC special effects man was standing outside the bedroom window chucking […]

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An Icy Reception

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I’ve returned home to the seaside after three weeks away. Hurrah! It’s good to be back, but boy is it cold. In my absence, […]

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A New Look for Spring

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Yes, The Frustrated Gardener has had a little spring make-over. I hope you like my new look. Please let me know what you think. […]

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Planting Spring Bulbs in Containers

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It’s now or never for me in terms of planting spring-flowering bulbs. As with most things in gardening there is the text book time […]

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