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Taking a View

You may have guessed from the lack of a blog last week that I’ve had flu and you’d be right.…

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Lessons from Gresgarth

Visiting gardens in flaming June is all very well. You know the score……the air is heady with the scent of…

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Small and Elegant

I do like small gardens, even those tiny backyards that come with a terraced house. The subject is top of…

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The Monster Daisy.

Today was cold and wet and the first day back in gardening  class. When I suggested that we might like…

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Small is Beautiful

I do like a small garden- there’s nothing like it for concentrating the mind and paring things down to what…

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Secret Santa Dreaming

“The best Christmas present I ever had was a ton of well- rotted manure deposited on my driveway” – this…

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Green Remembered Hills.

Just this morning, I was musing at how often we subconsciously try to recreate the gardens of our childhoods. Like…

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Details, details, details

“Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come”.Perry Paxton. We might have long forgotten…

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A Watery World

As Sir Roy Strong said, “Few things are more depressing in the average small garden than an instant plastic pool…

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Bulbs and Storytime.

Friday- and Ted, who is now sporting a natty bandana in my futile attempt to make him look friendlier- goes…