gardening

Surviving The Long, Hot Summer

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This time next year we’ll probably be moaning about the cold and wet. Meanwhile it’s clear that UK gardens and gardeners are ill-equipped to cope with extended, hot summers. Here’s how we’ve coped in Broadstairs.

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Your Garden In August

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As I sit down to write this post I find that August surfaces mixed emotions. On one hand, our garden is coming into its […]

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Catching Up

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It dawned on me the other day that I’d written nothing about our garden and allotment for several months. This is me, making amends!

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Your Garden In July

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With July comes the start of summer proper. All hints of spring are now banished, replaced by stronger, brighter colours and a sense of established luxuriance. Savour the moment and prepare for the busy months that lie ahead.

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How To Enjoy Your Garden In June

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June is the most quintessentially English month. Country gardens are brimming with hollyhocks, lupins, delphiniums, peonies, irises and, of course, roses. Here’s how to get the most enjoyment from your garden this month.

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Garden Therapy

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The last two months have been a whirlwind of activity and a rollercoaster of emotions, leaving me with less time than I’d like to […]

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How To Enjoy Your Garden In April

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April is one of the most joyful and uplifting months in the garden. Days are longer, temperatures are increasing steadily and it finally feels […]

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How to Enjoy Your Garden in March

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Although winter’s icy fingers cling to March, their grip weakens daily. The weather may not always be clement, but there’s no turning back now; […]

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How to Enjoy Your Garden in February

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Excitement is mounting at The Watch House. At the end of this month, The Frustrated Gardener will be getting a complete makeover, including a […]

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