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Farewell to the summer of 2018

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  As the sun sets on August, what will be my abiding memories of summer 2018? It goes without saying that the heat and […]

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It Ain’t Half Hot Mum

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I write this post, naked from the waist up, basking in the sun at The Watch House. It’s not a pretty sight, but only […]

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Creating a Splash

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  At 8.30 this morning I had the pleasure of showing Margie, Helen and Sarah from our fantastic local gift shop around the garden […]

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Aeonium Envy

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I have loved a great many aeoniums, and lost a few too. Not to frost, which is is their main enemy in UK gardens, […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Berkheya purpurea

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It’s been a hot and thirsty few days in the garden. A plant which takes these conditions in its stride is Berkheya purpurea, a […]

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