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The Stage is Set

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The stage is finally set for our open weekend on August 1st and 2nd. Any changes I make from now on will appear too obvious, […]

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Rained Off

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There is probably something amiss in your life if Mondays are a day when you look forward to taking a rest. Mulling over why my weekends […]

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All Systems Go!

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Here at The Watch House we are steadily building up to our second annual National Gardens Scheme open weekend on August 1st and 2nd. Unlike last […]

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Jolly Hollyhocks

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Long standing followers of The Frustrated Gardener will know that I have something of a crush on hollyhocks (Alcea). So it was no surprise […]

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Afternoon Delight

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After a night of tumultuous storms, Saturday, the day of our friend Karen’s annual beach hut party, dawned bright and fresh. We made our […]

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“Some Like it Hot …

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….. and others do not. I am one of the others.” The Frustrated Gardener, July 2015 Visiting Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 35 […]

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Finding Serenity in Stoke Newington

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For as long as I can recall my uncle has lived in Stoke Newington. Known affectionately as ‘Stokey’ by locals, this appealing enclave in […]

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A Year in the Vegetable Garden

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We would not describe ourselves as vegetable gardeners, at least not yet, but since we completed a project to build raised beds in our […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Convolvulus sabatius

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Mention the name bindweed and the first thing that springs to mind is one of gardeners’ greatest horrors, hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium). Undoubtedly beautiful in […]

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GROW London 2015

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A post about GROW London, the capital’s newest, freshest garden show, is one of the many that never found its way out of my […]

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Wallowing in the June Gap

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We are in the midst of a period known to gardeners and beekeepers as the June Gap. Both of our gardens have become a […]

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