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Arctic April

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It has been the strangest month; cold – indeed the frostiest April in sixty years – and desert-dry. Although we’ve escaped spring frosts here […]

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Discovering Daffodils

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It’s a little known fact – so little known that one might almost call it a secret – that the first job I ever […]

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Hurrah! the Ides of March

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Our garden is at its lowest ebb from early February until the Ides of March, on the 15th of the month. Battered by gales […]

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Easter Extravaganza

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Oh the irony. For the last three years our National Gardens Scheme area organiser has been asking if we’d open the garden for a […]

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The Watch House in Early May

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I’m a little bit stuck at the moment. I don’t so much have writers’ block as writers’ constipation; that is, lots of posts backing […]

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April Showers

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Unpredictability is the name of the game when it comes to British weather, but one old proverb certainly promises to ring true in 2019: […]

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Togetherness

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Since my new fella has been on the scene, I have been enjoying an activity that I have rarely experienced before – gardening ‘à […]

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Cornwall Spring Flower Show 2018

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As great days out go, I rank a visit to the Cornwall Spring Flower Show up there with Chelsea and Sissinghurst. It’s a special […]

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Great Dixter: Pots of Plenty

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  The recent chilly weather has had its pros and cons. The downside for eager gardeners who have been nurturing seedlings and planting out […]

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