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Here Comes Summer!

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The title of of this post is tongue-in-cheek given I’m sat at my desk with rain pattering on the skylight and a brisk draught […]

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Soaked

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  “It never rains, but it pours” is an English expression which means that when troubles come, they all come together. This week the […]

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A Tale of Two Gardens

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  Nurturing two gardens eighty eight miles apart is mainly a blessing, but sometimes a curse. The task becomes tricky if we want to […]

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Polegate Cottage: Three Months On

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It’s been three months since we bought the house next door. The idea is to convert The Watch House and Polegate Cottage into one […]

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Easter Excess

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Unlike our London garden, which is having an unscheduled green moment, our coastal garden is a riot of colour this Easter. For the first time this […]

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In The Garden This Week

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Our coastal garden is starting to look really exciting now, with lots of lush growth being encouraged by the warm sunshine.  It’s still very […]

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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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Bulbs to light up the summer

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Given the shocking weather (I promise not to mention the weather again …. for a few days at least!), and that we’ll be on […]

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Sowing the seed for 2013

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My introduction to gardening was through the pages of seed catalogues. As a young child I could sit for hours looking through the pages […]

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The Floating Gardens of Inle Lake

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If, like me, you’re accustomed to gardening on dry land, Inle lake in Burma is a bit of an eye-opener. For here the fruits […]

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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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Summer’s Fiery Finale

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Coming out of the tube station after work tonight it was already getting dark. It was just 7.30pm, a sure sign that summer is […]

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