Small gardens

The Late, Late Tulip Show

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Cold weather in spring can only hold our gardens back for so long. It’s like a catapult, the further the sling is pulled back […]

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The Watch House NGS Open Day 2018

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  Over the weekend we welcomed over 300 visitors to The Watch House, breaking records and surprising us all. At times it was a […]

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Living in the Moment

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  The changing of the clocks makes an enormous difference to my enjoyment of the garden. Although the mornings have temporarily descended back into […]

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The Big Apple Beckons

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Although I live and breath Christmas year-round, it’s an annual business trip to New York that really marks the beginning of my festivities.  I […]

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The Evening Crowns The Day

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‘The evening crowns the day’ was one of my grandmother’s favourite sayings.  As is so often the case in Cornwall where she lived, a […]

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Windy Ridge, St Margaret’s at Cliffe

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The National Gardens Scheme is an absolutely wonderful charity, allowing gardeners and garden lovers access to thousands of private gardens across the country every […]

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Inspiring Irises

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A punishing week at work, now followed by a debilitating bout of tonsillitis, has left me feeling less than enthused about the arrival of […]

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A Tale of Two Trees

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Our only major loss in the six years we’ve been gardening by the coast was a particularly tragic one.  The original planting focussed on […]

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Coming in from the cold

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With the first properly cold weather now on the horizon, a small gardener’s conundrum is what to save from the frost and what to […]

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Pothead Bulbs

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Right on cue, the lovely people from Avon Bulbs delivered my order yesterday – a box packed with lilies, tulips, crocuses, Narcissus, Iris, and Alliums.  With […]

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A Moment of Drought

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Some things are just not meant to be.  I set off, already late, to visit Eltham Palace.  Once the home of the Courtaulds this […]

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