witch hazel

Goodnestone Rising

Reading time 8 minutes

  It was possibly a little too early to go out snowdrop spotting. In another year it might almost have been too late, but […]

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Scented flowers for the midwinter garden

Reading time 10 minutes

  During the winter months, every flower in the garden is cherished like a precious gemstone. Once spring arrives, we’ll enjoy an elegant sufficiency […]

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Changing of the Guard at Goodnestone

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Great gardens to visit in East Kent are rarer than hens’ teeth. Those that open during the winter months even scarcer. So, as soon […]

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Bewitched, Bothered and Bewintered

Reading time 5 minutes

As winter draws to a close, I can sum it up in one word: soggy. Dreams of bracing walks along the beach beneath clear, […]

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Reading time 3 minutes

No winter garden is complete without at least one witch hazel (Hamamelis spp.). These superb shrubs flower reliably during the harshest, bleakest of winters, scenting the […]

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Hellebore Heaven

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The weather forecast for Saturday was not promising – heavy rain and hail showers – but, as is often the case in Cornwall, the elements […]

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