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  • microgreens

    Microgreens – a garden on your windowsill

    An unexpected delivery of a microgreens growing kit from a company called Silly Greens reminded me just how packed with flavour newly sprouted seeds are and how convenient it is to have something growing on your windowsill th...

    14th December 2018General11 reading right nowRead More »
  • lemons tree

    Time to take Cover

    Over the years I have come to realise that the key to overwintering half-hardy and tender plants is not necessarily to cosset them somewhere warm, but to make sure that they stay fairly dry. Cold doesn’t necessarily kill th...

    7th December 2018In The Garden5 reading right nowRead More »
  • tulip tree

    Letting in the Light

    Our magnificent tulip tree Liriodendron tulipifera has just had its five-yearly haircut. As much as we would like to leave it to grow without interference, there comes a point when it overhangs the house to such an extent...

    14th November 2018In The Garden6 reading right nowRead More »
  • wisteria

    Wisterias for Small Spaces

    Wisterias are wonderful plants, but once established they do have imperialistic tendencies, wreathing and twining their way to cover walls, reach for roofs and wind through windows, so generally it is not considered a suita...

    25th October 2018Stephanie's Blog4 reading right nowRead More »
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