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Getting Away From It All

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Like many folk, we’ve barely spent a night away from home since the New Year. I love The Watch House with all my heart, […]

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True Blue

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  There is nothing more irritating for a gardener than to strive unsuccessfully to cultivate a plant, only to discover that someone who apparently […]

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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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All Change!

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They say a change is as good as a rest. Normally I’d agree with that, but the amount of turmoil we’ve had through June […]

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Bursting Forth on Boxing Day

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This Christmas our friends Travis and Beth at Trevoole sent us a copy of ‘Dear Friend and Gardener’, a collection of correspondence between distinguished […]

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Satisfaction

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I am, quite simply, chuffed to bits with our London garden right now. At times the transformation of our boggy, heavily shaded ‘lawn’ into […]

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Hampton Court Flower Show 2013: My Top 10 Plants

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Like a horticultural fashion show, Britain’s flower shows provide the launch pad for new ideas in gardening and the latest introductions from breeders and […]

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The Very Best of 2012 – A Year In Pictures

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Where has 2012 gone? Despite so many memorable occasions – the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics, our trip to beautiful Burma, the birth of […]

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Counting Down to Christmas

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Hallelujah! With only 10 days to go until Christmas, the scaffolding is down and we have light in the flat again. The garden is, […]

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A Feast For Tired Eyes

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For desperate want of any other floral activity this week, I thought I would quickly share with you some of the fabulous arrangements that […]

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Hydrangea macrophylla “Merveille Sanguine”

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Hydrangeas are something of a staple plant in Cornish gardens, where the moist but mild climate suits them perfectly. My grandmother grew them to […]

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