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New Plants At The Watch House: August 2019

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Both gardens were overflowing with plants long before August arrived. There was a point at which getting from the garden gate to the front […]

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Story of Flowers – Azuma Makoto

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  If you have delved into my essential reading list, you will already know that I find the work of floral artist Azuma Makoto […]

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A Growing Obsession

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The promise of a new library has fuelled my growing obsession with books related to gardens and gardening. My Christmas list is a roll call of […]

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Polegate Cottage: Three Months On

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It’s been three months since we bought the house next door. The idea is to convert The Watch House and Polegate Cottage into one […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Clematis vitalba

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Clematis vitalba: Old man’s beard, traveller’s joy, virgin’s bower, ladies’ bower, love vine, traveller’s ivy. When the feathery seed heads of Clematis vitalba start […]

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New Look, Same Frustrated Gardener

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I began The Frustrated Gardener as an experiment. I wanted to challenge myself to keep up with technology, rekindle my deep-seated love of plants and create […]

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Walmer Castle Gardens

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Like fry through the holes in a fisherman’s net, certain gardens I visit manage to escape being written about on my blog. It’s not that […]

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Summer Lovin’

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There have been precious few moments over the last week for composing wise words on gardening matters. I am not about to fob you […]

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In The Garden This Week: Clashing Colours

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Royal blue and orange, canary yellow and purple, candy pink and red, fresh lime and magenta – our coastal garden is packed with clashing […]

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Beaded

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Its been a sultry week here in London. Moisture has been heavy in the air, reluctant to fall, forming a dull haze over the Thames […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Viper’s Bugloss

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Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a big fan of echiums. I love their jewel-coloured flowers, the way they attract […]

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