The Watch House

A Change of Landscape

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I always imagined that if I were made redundant from my job there would be one hundred and one things I’d rather do than […]

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The Watch House Awaits

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The pots are all planted and in position, their arrangements have been checked from every angle, adjusted and appraised again. Happy with the result, […]

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BITTERSWEET MEMORIES OF 2020

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The year 2020. Where to begin? It’s tempting to dive straight into the obvious negatives – and let’s face it that would be rich […]

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Beginning with Brugmansias

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I’ve been getting increasingly frustrated with myself for posting so infrequently. Okay, so I no longer have a long commute to London and I […]

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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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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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Action Stations!

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One can be excused for inactivity during January – after all, Christmas is exhausting – but with the arrival of February the garden begins […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 22

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December 22nd: Small Town Boy For me, the run up to Christmas feels impossibly long and drawn out. Why is it then that the […]

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My Top 10 Indoor / Outdoor Foliage Plants

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  So I forgot. Today’s the day that the London Evening Standard publishes a feature on neon-coloured foliage and I am not even in […]

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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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