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    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 Garden15 reading right nowRead More »
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    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 Garden12 reading right nowRead More »
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    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 Blog11 reading right nowRead More »
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    Autumn Treasures at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    After an amazing summer, autumn seems determined to compete. A group of garden journalists, including myself, were fortunate to take a guided tour of the Hillier Gardens with head gardener, David Jewell and the one-ma...

    9th October 2018Places to Visit10 reading right nowRead More »
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