All the Fun of the Fair

For the last three days I have been trawling Europe’s trade fairs searching for the next big thing in the world of Christmas. I hate to disappoint, but there is no such thing as ‘the next big thing’ when it comes to our favourite celebration of the year. It’s traditional, and that’s exactly how it […]

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Daily Flower Candy – Muscari aucheri ‘Blue Magic’

Today I am beating the Monday blues with a little bit of sorcery, in the form of Muscari aucheri ‘Blue Magic’. Better known as grape hyacinths, muscari are absolute gems when it comes to filling pots or small gaps at the front of a border. M. ‘Blue Magic’ is a sturdy and non-invasive hybrid, unlike the dastardly species, Muscari […]

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Plant Portraits: Helleborus x hybridus ‘Bosvigo Doubles’

Since returning from Cornwall on Monday it has done nothing but rain. In the short hours between work and sleep I have been revisiting the photographs of my new hellebores. Meanwhile they’ve had to battle the elements on the other side of the glass, waiting for an evening fine and light enough for me to […]

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A Schoolboy Error

After a night of torrential rain – the kind of deluge that you’d imagine might signal the end of the world – it was a surprise to wake up on Saturday morning with sunlight streaming through the windows.  It’s on nights like these that our coastal garden becomes a repository for the entire town’s debris […]

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