spring

Seedy Thoughts

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There’s not much that January is good for, apart from cosying-up by the fire, drinking the Christmas drinks cabinet dry and browsing seed catalogues. […]

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The Watch House in Early May

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I’m a little bit stuck at the moment. I don’t so much have writers’ block as writers’ constipation; that is, lots of posts backing […]

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RHS London Orchid Show & Plant Fair 2018

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Orchids are extraordinary flowers. They display remarkable diversity in colour, size and form. Some are scented, some are designed to entrap insects and few, […]

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The Late Late April Show

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Spring is arriving in slow motion at The Watch House. I’ve been watching a single bud of Narcissus ‘Golden Ducat’ striving to open for […]

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Running to Stand Still

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  With April bright on the horizon I am already having to get a wiggle on to keep up with what needs doing in […]

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When Is Too Late to Plant Spring Bulbs?

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If you are reading this post now, in late January, the answer is ‘not yet’, for tulips at least. Originally published in November 2016, […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Narcissus ‘Elka’ AGM

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Narcissus: daffodil, daffadowndilly, jonquil, Lenten lily Daffodils are synonymous with Easter. In England they are associated with Lent and occasionally referred to as Lenten […]

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The First Day Of Spring

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Early each year comes that single, magical, joyful, often unexpected day when winter turns to spring. It doesn’t come when the astronomers or meterologists […]

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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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No Rest For The Wicked

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It’s one of those weeks when the balance between getting stuff done and writing about it tilts in favour of the former. After a […]

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