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  • Taking Cuttings

    A friend asked me to send her some instructions on taking softwood cuttings and I thought that it may be useful to post my email to her to remind you how easy they are to do at this time of year. This cutting was of a Campsis...

    22nd August 2017Garden Tips30 reading right nowRead More »
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    Baffled by my Brugmansia

    Right from the beginning of this season, my beautiful and nearly four metre high,  five-year old Brugmansia – also known as Angel’s Trumpet – has had not so beautiful yellow leaves and I’ve been puzzling over the...

    12th August 2017In The Garden10 reading right nowRead More »
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    Tomatoes with Everything

    It’s that wonderful time of year when the tomatoes are ripening faster than we can eat them and about the only time a meal doesn’t feature them is our breakfast muesli. Sliced Black Krim or Brandywine on wholemeal walnut ...

    7th August 2017In The Garden12 reading right nowRead More »
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    As Seen Through Others’ Eyes

    Opening the garden to the public is always an interesting exercise.  There’s all the preparation in the weeks beforehand, the worries about lack of colour, the last minute tweaks and the anxious watching of the weather for...

    1st August 2017In The Garden20 reading right nowRead More »
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