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Running to Stand Still

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  With April bright on the horizon I am already having to get a wiggle on to keep up with what needs doing in […]

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Signs of Spring

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  I’ve been out of town this weekend, enjoying the delights of Surrey’s innumerable hostelries in the company of my university friends. It’s the […]

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Goodnestone Rising

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  It was possibly a little too early to go out snowdrop spotting. In another year it might almost have been too late, but […]

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Waste not, want not

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  I don’t have many dislikes. Of those I do, chief among them is waste. Rather ambitiously, one might say naively, I spent £300 […]

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Getting to Grips – Part 2

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Weather wise, the start of 2016 is beginning to feel like a re-run of 2015 – a mild winter followed by a chilly spring […]

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How to Create a Spring Bulb Theatre

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One can never plant too many spring-flowering bulbs. However tedious the chore may seem in late summer and autumn, planting spring bulbs is one […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Narcissus ‘Elka’ AGM

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Narcissus: daffodil, daffadowndilly, jonquil, Lenten lily Daffodils are synonymous with Easter. In England they are associated with Lent and occasionally referred to as Lenten […]

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Hidden Talent

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I have always thought of my paternal grandfather as a practical, gentleman gardener. When I was a child he was head gardener on a […]

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Planting a Narrow Border for Spring Colour

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Memories of summer may still linger, but it’s time for us gardeners to be looking forward to next year. There are bulbs to plant, […]

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Enchanted April

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It really has been the most remarkable April. So far not a single drop of rain has fallen on either of our gardens and, […]

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Turning Point

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The flowering of the magnolia marks a turning point in our London garden. It’s a fleeting moment, the petals falling just as they appear to be […]

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