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Song Shan Sunset

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I’ve been away for over two weeks and the novelty is starting to wear off. Although I consider myself a sociable person, spending every […]

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Getting Some Air …. Plants

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  Inspired by my visit to Steve Edney’s garden at Sweetbriar, where a striped bromeliad sat astride the branches of an old cordyline, I […]

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Spring Comes to Sissinghurst

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  How fortunate that my first visit to Sissinghurst this year should coincide with the warmest day of the spring so far. As the […]

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Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

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I am very fortunate to be able to travel as much as I do, but when I am away from home I miss my gardens […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Rhus typhina

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The list of plants I’d like to grow if I had space is endless and trees would make up many of that number. I […]

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Coming Home

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There’s nothing like a long spell away from home to remind you of what you take for granted …. and sometimes what you might do […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Crataegus monogyna

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Three cheers for the May Day Bank Holiday. Hip hip, hooray! A Sunday night free of work worries, an extra day in the garden […]

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Bruges, Venice of the North

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Judging by the number of tourists visiting Bruges annually, reckoned at 2 million, this Flemish city needs little introduction. If you are looking for […]

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A Golden Moment in La Ville-Lumière

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We all know about Paris in the spring – the lilacs, pleached limes and cafe society – but few people set out to explore […]

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Fallen

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Mercifully, the St Jude’s Day storm was not a repeat of the Great Storm of 1987.  On that occasion, the UK lost in the […]

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Wallington Hall, Cambo, Northumberland

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Northumberland is a wonderful, wild, unspoilt county in the north of England, once the frontier between rampaging Celts and civilised Romans. The region is […]

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