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Surviving The Long, Hot Summer

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This time next year we’ll probably be moaning about the cold and wet. Meanwhile it’s clear that UK gardens and gardeners are ill-equipped to cope with extended, hot summers. Here’s how we’ve coped in Broadstairs.

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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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Homeward Bound

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Before I left England for my trip to India and China I took the bold decision not to attempt blogging whilst I was away. […]

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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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It Ain’t Half Hot Mum

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I write this post, naked from the waist up, basking in the sun at The Watch House. It’s not a pretty sight, but only […]

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Watering in the Rain

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  “I need to water the garden before it rains!”: I know this sounds ridiculous (it looks even sillier) but rushing to wet the […]

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Creating a Splash

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  At 8.30 this morning I had the pleasure of showing Margie, Helen and Sarah from our fantastic local gift shop around the garden […]

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Rained Off

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There is probably something amiss in your life if Mondays are a day when you look forward to taking a rest. Mulling over why my weekends […]

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