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  • clematis

    Goodbye 2018

    Posting my ‘Top Nine of 2018’ in Instagram, it was interesting to see that the most ‘liked’ images were all local – some from my own garden, but also from Perch Hill, Sarah Raven’s always inspiring garden at nearb...

    8th January 2019In The Garden21 reading right nowRead More »
  • Pimp your Mahonia

    Mahonias don’t get a particularly good press, mainly because they are too often left to grow straggly - which is not a good look. Bare stems, sparse leaves and a top knot of flowers doesn’t show this plant off to its best...

    21st December 2018Stephanie's Blog13 reading right nowRead More »
  • 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 2018General16 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 Garden11 reading right nowRead More »
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