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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The Late Late April Show

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Spring is arriving in slow motion at The Watch House. I’ve been watching a single bud of Narcissus ‘Golden Ducat’ striving to open for […]

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Signs of Spring

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  I’ve been out of town this weekend, enjoying the delights of Surrey’s innumerable hostelries in the company of my university friends. It’s the […]

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My Own Private Keukenhof

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Tulips are a special passion of mine. They are inexpensive, easy to grow, endlessly colourful and, most importantly, good to look at. I am […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Narcissus ‘Toto’ AGM

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When I set out to post daily on the subject of daffodils, little did I know how distracting┬áthis week’s almost perfect gardening weather would […]

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Uncouth Cats and Kamikaze Kisses

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On Saturday we a had a visitation from the Assistant County Organiser for the Kent National Gardens Scheme. So naturally, what could go wrong […]

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Saltwood Castle, Hythe, Kent

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The far south east corner of Kent is frequently overlooked, regarded by many as nothing more than the down-at-heel gateway to the delights of […]

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All the fun of the fair

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The heady fragrance of hyacinths, immaculate Narcissus, incredible alpines and bustling biddies with notepads in hand, it can only be one event in the […]

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Goodnestone Park in Spring

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Those of you who have been following The Frustrated Gardener for a while will recall that I wrote about Goodnestone Park shortly after starting […]

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Flowering Now: Narcicuss pseudonarcissus

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The Latin name for daffodil is thought to have been inspired by Narcissus, a figure in Greek mythology said to have fallen in love […]

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Planting Spring Bulbs in Containers

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It’s now or never for me in terms of planting spring-flowering bulbs. As with most things in gardening there is the text book time […]

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