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Beautiful things in the middle of winter

Date Posted: 12 January 2018
Its January and the weather is foul. I have not been able to get out so everything has been confined to the greenhouse where, to be fair, there is always something to be done. Two days ago the weather cleared for the morning and I did a walk around the garden. Many things are looking very sad as a result of the bashing the weather has given them, However some beauties are raring to go in early January. Daphne bollua for example has already sprung into life and with just a little sunshine the superb perfume from this amazing shrub will be realised...

The value of re-potting things!

Date Posted: 02 January 2018
This blog examines the value of re-potting plants...

Aren’t the deer sweet

Date Posted: 20 December 2017
We all love deer don’t we? Those charming pretty faces and beautiful spotted bodies appear to be lovely scared animals who wouldn’t hurt a fly – but that is not our experience...

Now is the time to get the bulbs planted

Date Posted: 01 December 2017
What a delightful thought. All that colour appearing in the spring (and autumn if you plant nerine bowdensii) nodding and swaying in the breeze
To take cuttings or leave them in the ground?

Preparing dahlias for winter

Date Posted: 09 November 2017
The annual autumn question – do I lift and store or leave my dahlia tubers in the ground?
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