The Salutation

The Diary of a Plant Addict

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If my blog did not already have a title, ‘The Diary of a Plant Addict’ would be a strong candidate. I’ve had the most […]

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Garden Appreciation: Sweetbriar, Ash, Kent

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  When a new garden opens for the National Garden Scheme it's always exciting, but when that garden has been created by two professional […]

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Fond Farewells

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  If it were not for the soft patter of rain on the skylight above my desk, I might hear a pin drop. My […]

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Spring at The Salutation

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  If I were to win the lottery, The Salutation is the house I’d want to live in. I’d spend every spring and summer […]

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Saluting the Salutation

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It was fitting that Gardeners’ World, in the first programme of the new series, chose to highlight the miraculous resurrection of the gardens at […]

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Dahlia Week: Tips from the Top

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Last Saturday we were lucky enough to hear from two of the dahlia world’sĀ greatest enthusiasts as part of a Dahlia Festival at The Salutation […]

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Dahlia Week: Classy Collerettes

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Dahlias come in all shapes and sizes. This is why, like other extensively hybridised flowers, dahlias are classified by flower type. There are waterlilies, […]

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Dahlia Week: Big and Beautiful

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When I was a boy, most dahlias looked a little like D. ‘Lady Darlene’. They were bold and brazen, not afraid to be bi-coloured […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

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It was with some trepidation that I searched this blog for my last batch of New Year’s resolutions. Naturally I have been observing them […]

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Devastation

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It’s a sad irony that after waxing lyrical about The Salutation earlier this week, the gardens are now under water, drowned by this week’s […]

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Return to the Salutation

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With both gardens almost locked-down for winter it’s time to start writing about some of the places that have not yet made it on […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Berkheya purpurea

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It’s been a hot and thirsty few days in the garden. A plant which takes these conditions in its stride is Berkheya purpurea, a […]

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