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Autumn Colour

A low mist hung in the air this morning and leaves are scattered on the ground. The air is full of the smell of bonfires and a hint of damp and Wednesday will be the first day of October. Despite the summer-like warm weather of the past weekend, Autumn is here and now is the time to look for planting that will prolong the life and colour in the garden until the first frosts hit and carry the garden…

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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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