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Agave Agony

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A sun-soaked stroll along the beach between Broadstairs and Ramsgate, picking up chalk pebbles and gnarled flints, ultimately leads us back to The Italianate Glasshouse […]

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Summer Lovin’

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There have been precious few moments over the last week for composing wise words on gardening matters. I am not about to fob you […]

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On Course

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I am on a course this week in the salubrious environs of Hunton Park in Hertfordshire. Sadly the once magnificent grounds leave much to […]

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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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Beaded

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Its been a sultry week here in London. Moisture has been heavy in the air, reluctant to fall, forming a dull haze over the Thames […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Viper’s Bugloss

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Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a big fan of echiums. I love their jewel-coloured flowers, the way they attract […]

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Agave Aggravation at the Italianate Glasshouse

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Little survives of Sir Moses Montefiore’s East Cliff Lodge, a once magnificent mansion and garden straddling the boundary between Broadstairs and Ramsgate in Kent. The […]

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The Watch House NGS Open Weekend 2015

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I must have done something very good in a previous life (heaven knows I am struggling to be good in this one) to deserve the […]

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Que Sera Sera ….

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… Whatever will be will be, as the song goes. I have reached a point now where all I can do is clean and tidy […]

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Storm and Pestilence

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I should have known better than to mention either of the words in the title of tonight’s post as, lo and behold, we were delivered […]

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An Eye for Irises

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It’s a case of eat, sleep, work and repeat this week. The weekend cannot arrive soon enough. Considering what to write about tonight I realised […]

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