Hostas

Hostas and Heritage

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  It was a nice surprise to return home from Cornwall to find the latest Plant Heritage Journal waiting on my doormat. Some weeks […]

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Tears

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“Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Hosta “Halcyon” AGM

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Alright, enough now, all this wet stuff has been marvellous but where’s the sun? This time last year it was scorching – so scorching […]

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A Tale of Two Gardens

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  Nurturing two gardens eighty eight miles apart is mainly a blessing, but sometimes a curse. The task becomes tricky if we want to […]

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Rained Off

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There is probably something amiss in your life if Mondays are a day when you look forward to taking a rest. Mulling over why my weekends […]

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Wallowing in the June Gap

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We are in the midst of a period known to gardeners and beekeepers as the June Gap. Both of our gardens have become a […]

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Pole Position

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Somehow, and not by design, we have ended up with scaffolding on both houses simultaneously. I know maintenance has to be carried out, but this […]

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Time Out

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Late yesterday afternoon as I was watering, it struck me that I never take the time to enjoy my garden. Quite why this came […]

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The Remains of the Day

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There comes a point every year when I begin to lose sight of our London garden. It’s nothing to do with my failing vision […]

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Amsterdam Open Gardens Weekend 2014

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We all know Amsterdam as a city arranged along tree-lined canals. Some are fronted with fine houses, others modest ones, but all share similar characteristics – […]

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