Sissinghurst

The Diary of a Plant Addict

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If my blog did not already have a title, ‘The Diary of a Plant Addict’ would be a strong candidate. I’ve had the most […]

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The Merry Month of May

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O THE month of May, the merry month of May, So frolic, so gay, and so green, so green, so green! O, and then […]

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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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Getting Real

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  How comforting – Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson had plant casualties. They were like the rest of us, after all. This amusing revelation […]

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Sissinghurst – Fire and Ice

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By late summer both of our plots have started to run out of puff, so I am always keen to seek out gardens which manage to […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Amaryllis belladonna

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Whether it’s candy floss, baby, lipstick or rose, when it comes to autumn flowering bulbs, shades of pink are decidedly de rigueur. Right now there […]

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Sissinghurst – Crazy for Colchicums

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I am guilty, guilty of having twice visited Sissinghurst this year and not having posted anything about it. Had this been any other garden I […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Lotus berthelotii

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In case you haven’t noticed I am a sucker for anything colourful, exotic and expensive looking. This goes for food, cocktails, shirts, wallpaper and […]

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Blooming Bosvigo

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Very little trumps the romanticism of a well-made woodland garden. Lush, informal and unbridled it will capture the heart in its quest to mimic nature. Every […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Kangaroo Apple

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One of my surprise survivors from last year Solanum laciniatum, the Kangaroo Apple, may finally have outgrown its welcome. The plants were bought from […]

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