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A Pot Display for Early March

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The wild weather has blown through and we’ve been blessed with a weekend of clear skies, fresh breezes and bright sunshine. It’s been the […]

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The Great Dixter Dozen

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  It’s rare that I sacrifice commentary for imagery, but as I look back over the photographs I took at Great Dixter last weekend, […]

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Sunshine and Showers at Saltwood

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I have met some Americans who believe all us Brits live in quaint thatched cottages and are intimately acquainted with The Queen. We might […]

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My Own Private Keukenhof

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Tulips are a special passion of mine. They are inexpensive, easy to grow, endlessly colourful and, most importantly, good to look at. I am […]

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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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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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Blooming Bosvigo

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Very little trumps the romanticism of a well-made woodland garden. Lush, informal and unbridled it will capture the heart in its quest to mimic nature. Every […]

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Easter Excess

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Unlike our London garden, which is having an unscheduled green moment, our coastal garden is a riot of colour this Easter. For the first time this […]

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After Dark – The RHS Spring Fair Late

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Even for London it’s been a strange evening. The temperature in the city is not much below 20 degrees, which would be remarkable for a […]

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Ready, Steady, Grow!

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Every day something new is happening in the garden. I’ve promised myself a five minute scout around each morning before work, bringing me closer […]

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The Problem With Lilies

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Lilium regale – the ultimate lily? Lilies are, without question, one of the most elegant summer flowering bulbs. Gertrude Jekyll, the renowned garden designer […]

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Chelsea 2013: My Top Ten Plants

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At a show on the scale of Chelsea picking out just ten plants which really get you excited is a tough job. Every year […]

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