The Frustrated Gardener

A Pot Display for Early March

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The wild weather has blown through and we’ve been blessed with a weekend of clear skies, fresh breezes and bright sunshine. It’s been the […]

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A Change Is As Good As A Rest

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‘A change is as good as a rest’, or so the proverb goes. As one who is ill at ease when relaxing and always […]

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Creating An Autumn Pumpkin Arrangement

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It’s mid-October. The nights are drawing in and Halloween is fast approaching. Farmers here in East Kent are already opening their field gates for […]

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Planting A Container for Autumn Colour

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By mid-September, many summer-flowering annuals have started to burn themselves out. They’ve given their all, and their natural instinct is now to produce seed […]

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A Bookish Birthday

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You might well assume that I’d had enough of being busy doing nothing over the Christmas holidays. That’s certainly not the case. Over the […]

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Garden Diary: May 2020 Part I

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Where, oh where did May go? No sooner had it started than June was upon us. Now it’s midsummer, the longest day is almost […]

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Here We Blow Again

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Oh, the inconvenience; first Ciara, now Dennis, putting paid to any plans we had to tend our allotment or work in the garden this […]

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Farewell to the summer of 2018

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  As the sun sets on August, what will be my abiding memories of summer 2018? It goes without saying that the heat and […]

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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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