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Dry January

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As the first month of 2022 draws to a close, I sit at my desk reflecting on how unseasonably calm and dry the weather […]

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SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM THE WATCH HOUSE

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Hello One and All! It’s been a while. Like everyone else, The Beau and I have been ducking and diving, trying to tackle this […]

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The White Stuff

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Oh! How we love a ‘snow event’ here in England. The rare instances when the white stuff descends from the heavens used to be […]

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How Does my Garden Grow? August

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  My garden has come together rather later than usual, but come together it has. Unburdened by not opening for the National Gardens Scheme, […]

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And Relax …..

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  It’s here, the moment I have been waiting for all Christmas, the moment when all our visitors have departed, there is no cleaning […]

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When Is Too Late to Plant Spring Bulbs?

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If you are reading this post now, in late January, the answer is ‘not yet’, for tulips at least. Originally published in November 2016, […]

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Moving Mountains

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  You may ask what is interesting about the photograph at the top of this post. It is, after all, a view out of […]

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Standing Room Only

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  With the garden at Polegate Cottage temporarily occupied by builders and tradesmen, I am experiencing an explosion in the plant population next door […]

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A Tale of Two Gardens

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  Nurturing two gardens eighty eight miles apart is mainly a blessing, but sometimes a curse. The task becomes tricky if we want to […]

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Shipwreck Weather

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As we drove across the border between Devon and Cornwall on Friday night it was almost as if the wind were determined to blow […]

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