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Tags archives: gardening

How not to garden

Ever looked through other people’s Facebook feeds and thought how their lives must be way better than yours? I reckon it’s something most of us feel from time to time.   [...]

Paperwhites

‘In this part of Tuscany we have roughly the same amount of rainfall as London’, they said, to my total disbelief. I was a 20 year old horticulture student and I’d just arrived, pa[...]

UK top of the lot for privacy!

Over the next few weeks I am going to be sharing some fun facts taken from the largest European garden survey covering 17 countries across the Continent, conducted by ourselves her[...]

A cool Chelsea

If only May were eight weeks long. If whoever’s in charge could just lop a fortnight off November and another from February wouldn’t that be lovely? Mind you, some days this[...]

Taking the plunge

After years “behind the scenes”, stood behind BBC cameras with a clipboard, tapping away at a computer for the RHS and working in the peace of a hillside garden in Provence, I fina[...]

The year that was... 2014

  2014 was the year where I discovered the joy of growing crops (except squashes) from my own saved seeds; three characterful, mischievous chickens joined me at the allotme[...]

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