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February rolls into March - what is happening in the garden?

Some gardeners hate February. I am not one of those people. I love the sudden changes in the weather - those days when the wind drops and in the sunshine it is almost warm enough to garden in a t-shirt yet in the deep shade of the hedges the frost remains all day. Those beautiful clear days are usually followed by cold nights, the stars close enough to touch, hard frosts, and then by seemingly never-ending…

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In Praise of Yellow

Nearly every client says to me that they do not like yellow. Cannot abide it. Please do not use yellow in the garden. I love yellow. The colour of the sun, of the yolk of an egg and of joy. A garden needs yellow to break up all that tasteful green and soft blue. Yellow can lift the spirits and to provide contrast. Here is my Ode to Yellow:

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