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Daily Flower Candy: Deutzia

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Like Philadelphus, Deutzia is a genus of about 60 species which produce goblet-shaped clumps of cane-like growths bearing fragrant flowers in summer. I have […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Clematis alpina

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You know spring has sprung when the pale, stringy stems of Clematis alpina burst into leaf. An incredibly hardy climber, Clematis alpina can manage […]

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A New Look for Spring

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Yes, The Frustrated Gardener has had a little spring make-over. I hope you like my new look. Please let me know what you think. […]

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Jobs for October and Early November

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I always think good gardening calls for a certain type of ruthlessness. Never is that quality more needed than at this time of year […]

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Landscaping, the Chinese way

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For the most part, the Southern China I know is a continuum of ugly buildings and expressways, devoid of any hint of what the […]

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Hydrangea macrophylla “Merveille Sanguine”

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Hydrangeas are something of a staple plant in Cornish gardens, where the moist but mild climate suits them perfectly. My grandmother grew them to […]

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