Bosvigo Hellebore Day 2015

It’s been weeks since I last saw our London garden in the daylight. At first glance there is not a lot to behold except jaded foliage and bare earth. Closer inspection reveals plenty of flowers, ranging from fragrant Sarcococca ruscifolia (sweet box) and fragile Primula vulgaris ‘Taigetos’ to arching Fuchsia microphylla and graceful Galanthus elwesii. Queen amongst today’s […]

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An Island in Bloom and a Bridge Too Far

While the January storms rage outside it is a good time for me to catch up on a little reading. Next to my bedside table is a stack of magazines, books and newspaper articles that would be condemned if it were a building. Their colourful pages vie daily for my attention and rarely get it, but last night, at long […]

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The Watch House Awaits….

In just less than two weeks, we open our garden at The Watch House in Broadstairs for the National Gardens Scheme. It has not been a long held ambition to let the public in, in fact it still seems a little absurd to me when you consider the garden measures just 20x30ft. However we were persuaded, quite […]

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Oops! I did it again

Well, it was always going to happen. A dear friend and I made the lengthy pilgrimage to Sissinghurst today and we returned home with box of gems, smaller than it might of been but too good to miss. Most I do have genuine spaces for, others will be found homes regardless. And unlike much that’s […]

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