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My New Patio Garden

August 7th, 2013 · Gardening News

                Once again this blog has been neglected for far too long. In my last post I mentioned that I was planning to move to a flat with a small patio garden. The move was accomplished earlier this year, but in the intervening months my wife and I […]

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How To Create a Low-maintenance Garden

November 8th, 2012 · Gardening News

This blog has been neglected for far too long while I have been preoccupied with other distractions. In particular my wife and I have decided to move to London to be nearer to our daughter who lives in Belsize Park. What has prompted this post is an article I saw in the London Daily Telegraph […]

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Butterflies Enjoying The Michaelmas Daisies

September 20th, 2012 · Garden Plants

Here in the UK we have experienced, or should I say, suffered the wettest summer ever, or at least in the last hundred years so I’m told, but finally there has been a change. In fact the rain held off for most of the time that the Olympics and Paralympics took place and we are […]

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Olympic Plants, Green Dining And Potatoes

July 30th, 2012 · Garden Gadgets, Gardening News

At last its here. After seven years of anticipation and anxiety, from the announcement in Singapore that London was to be the host to the quirky opening ceremony last Friday, the Olympic Games are now in full swing. So what has that got to do with gardening and why does it deserve a mention in […]

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Flaming June And The Waterdrop Lens

June 21st, 2012 · Garden Plants, Gardening News

Flaming June in its usual sense has been somewhat of a washout this year and the slang meaning of flaming would be more appropriate. Rain and yet more rain interspersed with heavy cloud has meant that the sun has rarely appeared. But earlier this week the skies finally cleared and we had a fine summer […]

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Chelsea Flower Show And The Pyramid Garden

May 23rd, 2012 · Gardening News

The Chelsea Flower Show, the premier UK horticultural event, is here again. All week crowds throng the the Chelsea Hospital grounds admiring the show gardens and the floral exhibits. Medals have been awarded and my local garden center, Hilliers, has received its 67th gold – a quite remarkable achievement. Each year the exhibitors have to […]

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Intensive But Lazy Organic Gardening

May 3rd, 2012 · Gardening News

The other day I was looking for some information on organic gardening and was trawling through one of the large article directories when I came across an article by Dr John Yeoman PhD. In “Intensive Organic Gardening – A Lazy Way to Grow More in Your Garden” he describes an easy idea to increase greatly […]

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Eco-Gardening Tricks, Helpful Devices and Ducks

April 7th, 2012 · Garden Gadgets, Gardening News

I have been keeping a close eye on my small garden pond since the annual explosion of frogspawn appeared a few weeks ago. The eggs have hatched and the pond is full of tadpoles which seem to be even more prolific than usual this year. My two young grandchildren came to stay for a few […]

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Titan Arum Now In Bloom

March 19th, 2012 · Garden Plants

This titan arum, Amorphophallus titanum, is growing¬† in the Kenneth Post Lab Greenhouses at Cornell University. ¬†The plant is only found in Sumatra and flowers very infrquently so when it does you want to grab your chance to admire it. The flower lasts for just a couple of days. Take a look at their live […]

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Moon, Clouds And The Color Purple

February 24th, 2012 · Gardening News

The weather in January was unusually mild this year and my garden woke up thinking that Spring had already arrived. A short burst of extra hard frosts earlier this month soon dispelled the illusion and many emerging blooms have been cut back. One that I am watching carefully is the rooted branch of a fig […]

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