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New Plants At The Watch House: August 2019

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Both gardens were overflowing with plants long before August arrived. There was a point at which getting from the garden gate to the front […]

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In Praise of Foliage

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Gardeners the world over are obsessed with flowers. I am no exception. As well as being beautiful to look at, flowers are a sign […]

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Trickery

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There’s a day or two every February when the sun shines, the air feels warm, the wind drops, and one could be fooled into […]

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Last Knockings

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As far as flowers are concerned the pickings are fairly slim in our London garden at this time of year. Because of this I […]

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The Winds of Change

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I’ve just come in from the garden, where the temperature has dropped dramatically since lunchtime. A brisk, rain-laden breeze has whipped up, carrying away summer’s last […]

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Undecided

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The plants in our two gardens seem divided on the question of whether autumn has arrived or not.  The majority are getting a bit […]

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Uncouth Cats and Kamikaze Kisses

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On Saturday we a had a visitation from the Assistant County Organiser for the Kent National Gardens Scheme. So naturally, what could go wrong […]

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Busy Doing Nothing

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Unlike my week, which is packed to say the least, the weekend was one of those rare and precious occasions on which there was […]

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