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Shortlist #12: Jugs

As I recently mentioned, one of my favourite pastimes during the summer months is picking a bunch of flowers for the house from the garden. With the exception of the sweet peas, which I tend to arrange as they are, … Continue reading

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Christmas Wreath-ery

The festive feeling continues to mount this week as we’ve now put up our tree and I’ve just made the wreath for our front door; a combination of decorations we already had, garden greenery and some pussy willow that I … Continue reading

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A little something for the weekend…

Whilst it’s a few weeks before we’ll be dusting off the baubles, this simple idea for displaying seasonal flowers is something worth trying right now, especially as narcissi and hyacinths are starting to appear in the shops. If the lace … Continue reading

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Sarah Raven’s Gardens

I’ve been desperate to visit Sarah Raven’s gardens at Perch Hill, East Sussex for ages now, particularly since I received a couple of her books as gifts last year, which are helping to inspire the planting in the cut flower … Continue reading

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David Austin Rose Gardens

Continuing with the garden theme from our trip to Staffordshire last week, we also paid a visit to the sumptuous David Austin Rose Gardens, a glorious two acres of gardens that are home to over 700 varieties of rose, including … Continue reading

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Shortlist # 4 – Plant Labels

I don’t have anything nearly as charming as the plant labels shown here in my garden. Instead I have been working my way through a pack of white plastic markers with my permanent pen, which doesn’t create quite the same effect, … Continue reading

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A horticultural epiphany

I think I’ve been avoiding going down to the vegetable garden recently; using the end of term craziness at my kids’ school as my excuse, when in actual fact I’ve been feeling a little depressed about the lack of progress … Continue reading

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Sweet Peas

I love the fact that you have to keep picking sweet peas. As if anyone needs encouraging? Gathering them in the rain earlier really brightened up my day. They looked incredibly feeble until recently, but the sunshine (remember that?) has … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung

The pear blossom, crimson-flowered broad beans and young strawberry crowns are persevering despite the relentless wind, rain and hail this week. When the sun does make a brief appearance all looks lush in the vegetable garden, with raindrops glittering on … Continue reading

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