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Hampton Court Round-Up

Scorching hot weather set the scene for 2017's Hampton Court Flower Show and I ventured out for not one, but two days to fully take in the sights.

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Cutting Garden and Planting

May has vanished in a cloud of cold air and we all welcomed in June this past weekend wearing shorts and suncream. I cannot remember ever being cold enough to light the fire in the kitchen log-burner over May Half-Term before this past week but it was very cold here in Wyck! What a change the weekend brought!

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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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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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Chelsea Flower Show - highlights from the Great Pavilion 2014

I did indeed spend two days at Chelsea Flower Show this year. The displays in the marquee reached show garden standards and I swoon every time I see an auricula theatre. Here are my highlights from inside the Great Pavilion.

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