Small gardens

Happy Hostas, Rambling Roses

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We are lucky enough to have a small garden at our London home, as well as by the seaside in Kent. On rare weekends […]

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The Incomparable Petersham Nurseries

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My work takes me to to all sorts of interesting and unusual places. Although not all could be classed as pleasant, yesterday’s visit to […]

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Small is beautiful

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I rarely get time to the read the weekend papers, as I am normally out in the garden, pottering. But by Monday I had […]

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Aromatic Arums

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One of my favourite flowers at this time of the year is the timeless arum lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica. Not actually a lily at all, […]

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Out with the old, in with the new

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It always feels slightly wrong to be uprooting spring bedding, just when it appears to be reaching its zenith.  However, it’s a bad idea […]

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Snails and other pests

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Mercifully, our little patch is remarkably immune from attack by plant pests and and diseases.  The last two winters have put paid to the […]

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Daring Combinations

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I am already ruing my decision to plant out a number of young plants this week without hardening them off properly.  So often in […]

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The Colour Green

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Nothing brings me greater pleasure in May and early June than all the beautiful shades of green in the garden.  Those precious moments before […]

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The frustrated gardener is born….

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So often I find myself in the garden, mulling over new ideas and plans for future seasons.  So, when rain stopped play this afternoon, […]

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