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A bad case of loose trowels

Having just written a post about garden accessories, and always opting for black if plastic is the only option, I have been having …

Right plant, right place

There is perhaps nothing quite as cheering as seeing plants thriving in a particular spot in your garden, especially when they have not …

New boots and pansies

This morning I trotted along to the Royal Bath and West Show in Shepton Mallet, the biggest of the summer agricultural shows. …

Thor on Tor

We’ve had a long spell of dry weather, building to a sweltering ‘bread oven’ last Friday and then interrupted at 3am on Saturday morning by …

3 gifts for budding kitchen gardeners

The Kew Gardens Children’s Cookbook: Plant, Cook, Eat! (£12.95) If your small child is even vaguely interested in helping you in the garden, or …

Ice and untidy

Brrrr! the 1st of December has come with a decidedly Narnian chill in the air. The frosts this morning were absolutely beautiful, with trees looming …

Kiss November goodbye

November has been both sensual and sensational this year, from start to finish. The trees around here have been giving us a …