Snowdrops

National Garden Scheme Snowdrop Festival 2019

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Galanthophiles rejoice, snowdrop season is upon us once again. In recent years snowdrop appreciation has become a mainstream activity with hundreds of gardens throwing […]

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The Best Things in Life are Free

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        I have largely avoided being drawn into snowdrop mania this year. I have no snowdrops in my garden (which is […]

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RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair 2018

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One event in my calendar heralds the approach of spring like no other: the RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair. Throughout the first, frozen […]

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RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair 2017

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  The RHS London shows ought to be a pleasure for me to visit; they take place just five minutes from my office and […]

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Goodnestone Rising

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  It was possibly a little too early to go out snowdrop spotting. In another year it might almost have been too late, but […]

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Singles All The Way

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  I love flowering bulbs. I plant thousands of them in pots every autumn and spring, ready to bloom the following season. I plant […]

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Changing of the Guard at Goodnestone

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Great gardens to visit in East Kent are rarer than hens’ teeth. Those that open during the winter months even scarcer. So, as soon […]

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RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair 2016

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The first rule of visiting a flower show is not to go on the last day, unless you’re hoping to bag a bargain. The […]

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Three Seagulls

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I am not sure how I feel about the new convention of naming winter storms. Is it just me, or could it be that […]

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Seeing Snowdrops

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One of my unwritten New Year’s resolutions is to address my southern bias when it comes to writing this blog. As someone who’s never […]

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