Geranium maderense

The Beast Is Back

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Our garden is not designed for snow. In the fifteen years I’ve lived at The Watch House, I can only recall it snowing four […]

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February Flowers

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It’s that time of year when galanthophiles (the polite name for snowdrop bores) start to bombard social media with images of their pearly-white treasures. […]

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Going Potty

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If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it’s to look after our mental health. If it’s taught us another, it’s to look out […]

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Garden Diary: May 2020 Part I

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Where, oh where did May go? No sooner had it started than June was upon us. Now it’s midsummer, the longest day is almost […]

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Garden Diary: April 2020

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April was a bittersweet month. Among many positives were the beautiful weather and being able to spend extra time in the garden with The […]

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Stars of the Solstice

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The winter solstice is the longest night and shortest day of the year, this year falling on Sunday December 21st. The Earth’s axis tilts the […]

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The Watch House Awaits….

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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 […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Geranium maderense

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The last plant I expected to be blooming over the New Year was Geranium maderense, the Maderia Cranesbill.  Clearly confused, a few shocking-pink flowers […]

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