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Allergic to gardening?

 “they [pollen grains] are tiny - perfect masterpieces of natural architecture and structural engineering - and often breathtakingly beautiful”*  -----   Pollen is am[...]

Wonderful or What

Wonderful or What       I think that the Asiatic Lily ‘Sugar Love’ must be one of the prettiest of lilies. Look closely at the image, how perfect is the[...]

Haircuts for herbs

By last weekend my nice little hummocks of herbs were looking decidedly overgrown and shaggy. The thyme, which flowered beautifully in late spring, suddenly looked splayed and [...]

A Feast of Colour in the Garden

Not a great start of summer - where are those lovely balmy days? I am told they are on the way and I think that today could be one of them, the sun’s shining and there’s a lovely w[...]

Time to titivate

I love this time of year. As the longest day comes and goes, a profound shift of gear occurs in the garden. Week by week, plants get bigger, bolder and brighter, and your garde[...]

Blue tit blues

It was TV gold - and probably the main reason I could never even contemplate becoming a wildlife TV presenter. Chris Packham (naturalist of Springwatch fame) last night uttered the[...]

 

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