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Petunias and Prayer Flags

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Few places in the world conjure up a more romantic image than Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Like Mandalay, another city with poetic associations, […]

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Introducing Bhutan

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‘I’m going on holiday’.  ‘Oh, anywhere nice?’ comes the response.  ‘Bhutan’ I reply.  The majority of my friends and colleagues have a pretty good […]

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All the fun of the fair

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The heady fragrance of hyacinths, immaculate Narcissus, incredible alpines and bustling biddies with notepads in hand, it can only be one event in the […]

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Bulbs to light up the summer

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Given the shocking weather (I promise not to mention the weather again …. for a few days at least!), and that we’ll be on […]

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Savage Spring

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Last night, as we lay in bed, it was almost as if a BBC special effects man was standing outside the bedroom window chucking […]

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Goodnestone Park in Spring

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Those of you who have been following The Frustrated Gardener for a while will recall that I wrote about Goodnestone Park shortly after starting […]

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An Icy Reception

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I’ve returned home to the seaside after three weeks away. Hurrah! It’s good to be back, but boy is it cold. In my absence, […]

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Scents of Saigon

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On the odd occasion my work and love of plants and flowers cross over – usually when it comes to sourcing artificial flowers, but […]

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A New Look for Spring

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Yes, The Frustrated Gardener has had a little spring make-over. I hope you like my new look. Please let me know what you think. […]

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Galloping Galanthus

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Ah, the English countryside in winter. So empty, so picturesque, so unbelievably wet! We spent most of Sunday eating, drinking or curled up by […]

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Exceptional Evergreens for Coastal Gardens

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It’s in the depths of winter, when the wind roars in from the east, that I’m reminded of the value of good evergreen trees […]

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The Root of Fragrance

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I am a sucker for a bit of luxury and indulgence. I’ve always had Champagne tastes and lemonade pockets, so apologies now to anyone […]

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