Seeds

How to Grow Dahlias – A Simple Guide

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The Frustrated Gardener is very much a team effort. Whilst it’s usually me pounding the keyboard, from time to time my partner John, otherwise […]

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Allot of Social Distancing

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If there can be any positive from the current worldwide situation it is the time that we now have at our disposal. We can […]

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Seedy Thoughts

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There’s not much that January is good for, apart from cosying-up by the fire, drinking the Christmas drinks cabinet dry and browsing seed catalogues. […]

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Ten Things To Do In The Garden in January

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January is a unique month in the year when plants, on the whole, demand very little from gardeners. House plants are an exception, but […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Mirabilis jalapa

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Mirabilis jalapa: marvel of Peru, four o’clock flower, tea-time plant It’s been an extraordinary weekend for gardening. The weather has been warm, dry and […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Chorizema ilicifolium

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Yesterday, after several abortive attempts, I finally managed to drag Him Indoors to Derry Watkins’ Special Plants Nursery at Cold Ashton, near my home […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Canarina canariensis

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Regular readers may already have noticed that I am sucker for a subtropical plant. On a cold Sunday in February, whilst visiting London’s Chelsea Physic Garden, […]

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RHS Seed Scheme

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How often do we subscribe to organisations or take out memberships and yet fail to take full advantage of them? I have been signed up […]

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On The Beach

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Just after Christmas we popped over to Whitstable for a spot of Champagne and shopping with our friend Karen. Situated on the Thames estuary, Whitstable’s […]

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Flower Therapy

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Tonight I am greatly in need of a happy pill. The best I can muster from the depths of the medicine cabinet is a […]

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