Crazy for Corydalis

  The defining plants of my pre-teen years were those that grew in the garden of my parents’ 1930’s semi-detached house in Plymouth. Climbing the walls were Rosa ‘Masquerade’ and R. ‘Albertine’, a delicious loganberry and a variegated honeysuckle which resolutely failed to flower. In the borders there were African marigolds in summer and crocuses […]

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In the Pink

It’s early June and the hedgerows of England are at their most ebullient. Nowhere are they more vivacious than in the West County where the crystal clear air permits colours to pop and sparkle. Warmed by the summer sun, refreshed by the last rains of spring, our hedges are flushed with foxgloves, ferns, campions and buttercups, […]

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The Wild, Wild West

Our flying visit to Devon and Cornwall has so far been defined by moisture in all its many and varied forms – fog, mist, drizzle and plain old torrential rain – all destined to get you thoroughly wet. This is not so brilliant for garden visiting, or doing anything else for that matter, but is […]

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