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Windy Ridge, St Margaret’s at Cliffe

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The National Gardens Scheme is an absolutely wonderful charity, allowing gardeners and garden lovers access to thousands of private gardens across the country every […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Cercis siliquastrum

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Pictured here outside Winchester City Mill, Cercis siliquastrum, makes an arresting sight. Despite its oriental good looks, C. siliquastrum hails from Southern Europe and […]

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Pinus communicata

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With its smooth grey bark and short spreading branches, Pinus communicata very much lives up to its common name, the bottle brush pine. Common […]

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Bauhinia, the Hong Kong Orchid Tree

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This pretty flower belongs to Bauhinia blakeana, the Hong Kong Orchid Tree. It originated in Hong Kong in 1880 and it’s believed that all […]

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A New Look for Spring

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Yes, The Frustrated Gardener has had a little spring make-over. I hope you like my new look. Please let me know what you think. […]

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A Tale of Two Trees

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Our only major loss in the six years we’ve been gardening by the coast was a particularly tragic one.  The original planting focussed on […]

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Jobs for October and Early November

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I always think good gardening calls for a certain type of ruthlessness. Never is that quality more needed than at this time of year […]

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Landscaping, the Chinese way

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For the most part, the Southern China I know is a continuum of ugly buildings and expressways, devoid of any hint of what the […]

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