Soaked

  “It never rains, but it pours” is an English expression which means that when troubles come, they all come together. This week the phrase might have been applied literally to the deluge we experienced in East Kent. Dramatic thunder storms on Monday night were followed by almost 24 hours of persistent, but very welcome […]

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Ready, Steady, Grow!

Every day something new is happening in the garden. I’ve promised myself a five minute scout around each morning before work, bringing me closer to the action. I can see nature starting to accelerate, fueled by every ray of sunshine and extra degree of warmth. Even the plants that are not quite off the starting […]

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Scents of Saigon

On the odd occasion my work and love of plants and flowers cross over – usually when it comes to sourcing artificial flowers, but sometimes when exploring fragrance. Many Asian countries have scents which I closely associate with them. The good ones (!) include spicy rose and marigolds in India, lemongrass in Thailand, garlic and […]

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