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Spring Comes to Sissinghurst

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  How fortunate that my first visit to Sissinghurst this year should coincide with the warmest day of the spring so far. As the […]

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Waste not, want not

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  I don’t have many dislikes. Of those I do, chief among them is waste. Rather ambitiously, one might say naively, I spent £300 […]

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When Is Too Late to Plant Spring Bulbs?

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If you are reading this post now, in late January, the answer is ‘not yet’, for tulips at least. Originally published in November 2016, […]

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My Top Spring Bulbs 2016

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For the last two months our seaside garden has been ablaze with spring bulbs. Even if I do say so myself, this year’s display […]

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Getting to Grips – Part 2

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Weather wise, the start of 2016 is beginning to feel like a re-run of 2015 – a mild winter followed by a chilly spring […]

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How to Create a Spring Bulb Theatre

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One can never plant too many spring-flowering bulbs. However tedious the chore may seem in late summer and autumn, planting spring bulbs is one […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Narcissus ‘Elka’ AGM

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Narcissus: daffodil, daffadowndilly, jonquil, Lenten lily Daffodils are synonymous with Easter. In England they are associated with Lent and occasionally referred to as Lenten […]

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Growing Under Cover

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I could easily have predicted that greenhouse gardening would become an obsession second time around. I owned my first greenhouse (rather a grand description […]

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Life Begins in March

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And so, it is done: Christmas signed-off for another year. It’s time to re-group, sleep, do the ironing, see friends again, sow seeds, plan […]

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Planting a Narrow Border for Spring Colour

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Memories of summer may still linger, but it’s time for us gardeners to be looking forward to next year. There are bulbs to plant, […]

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Daffodil Week: Going Public

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Nothing is more cheering on a sunny spring day than a broad swathe of daffodils emerging from lengthening grass, or a delicate cloud of cherry blossom hovering […]

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Daffodils By Royal Appointment

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At this time of year London’s Royal Parks are carpeted with vast swathes of daffodils. If the weather is fine I leave the tube one stop […]

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