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    Spring on Fast Forward

    The weather of these islands will never cease to amaze me – two weeks ago it was miserable and gardening involved several layers of clothing -  recently I’ve been in shorts, wearing a sunhat and slathered in sun cream an...

    24th April 2018In The Garden22 reading right nowRead More »
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    Brugmansia Babies

    I can’t claim to have any climatic foresight, but last autumn I decided to take cuttings from the brugmansia that I had successfully overwintered outdoors for several years. Good thing too, because despite being well wrappe...

    13th April 2018General16 reading right nowRead More »
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    Hever Castle & Its Dazzling Daffodils

    I’m quite good at visiting far-flung castles, but for some reason those much closer to home are often overlooked by me in favour of more intimate gardens. However, an invitation to go to Hever Castle to see their daffodils ...

    30th March 2018Places to Visit13 reading right nowRead More »
  • Rejuvenating Iris sibirica

    I love iris sibirica. It is an undemanding plant that will grow in most soils and has fine grass-like foliage that is a perfect foil to its delicate flowers that appear in May. Unlike the flag iris, it doesn’t mind a bit ...

    29th March 2018In The Garden12 reading right nowRead More »
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