daffodils

The Late, Late Daffodil Show

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In a normal year, I’d consider myself lucky to have one or two daffodils blooming in May. By May Day their dominion is over […]

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Arctic April

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It has been the strangest month; cold – indeed the frostiest April in sixty years – and desert-dry. Although we’ve escaped spring frosts here […]

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Discovering Daffodils

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It’s a little known fact – so little known that one might almost call it a secret – that the first job I ever […]

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Hurrah! the Ides of March

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Our garden is at its lowest ebb from early February until the Ides of March, on the 15th of the month. Battered by gales […]

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Easter Extravaganza

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Oh the irony. For the last three years our National Gardens Scheme area organiser has been asking if we’d open the garden for a […]

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Cornwall Spring Flower Show 2018

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As great days out go, I rank a visit to the Cornwall Spring Flower Show up there with Chelsea and Sissinghurst. It’s a special […]

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The Late Late April Show

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Spring is arriving in slow motion at The Watch House. I’ve been watching a single bud of Narcissus ‘Golden Ducat’ striving to open for […]

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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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Great Dixter: Pots of Plenty

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  The recent chilly weather has had its pros and cons. The downside for eager gardeners who have been nurturing seedlings and planting out […]

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The Great Dixter Dozen

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  It’s rare that I sacrifice commentary for imagery, but as I look back over the photographs I took at Great Dixter last weekend, […]

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Spring at The Salutation

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  If I were to win the lottery, The Salutation is the house I’d want to live in. I’d spend every spring and summer […]

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