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July, 4

Our Coastal Garden

Now that the winter months are nearly over you will notice that your garden is starting to rise from its winter slumber. So naturally, now is the time to start thinking about and planning for the spring and summer. To bring your garden back to its full glory after...

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planting ahead

The first draft of this post began with a rather gloomy assessment of the year’s events. By the time I reached the third paragraph...

BITTERSWEET MEMORIES OF 2020

The year 2020. Where to begin? It’s tempting to dive straight into the obvious negatives – and let’s face it that would be rich...

Baby steps (towards spring)

Every weekend is pretty much the same during the lockdown. A time to catch up on sleep, to read, phone friends and family, make...

The Beast Is Back

Our garden is not designed for snow. In the fifteen years I’ve lived at The Watch House, I can only recall it snowing four...

A Moment In The Gin & Tonic Garden

Once in a while one’s garden has a ‘moment’, a brief period of time when everything comes together to create a picture-perfect scene and...

A Change of Landscape

I always imagined that if I were made redundant from my job there would be one hundred and one things I’d rather do than...

Hurrah! the Ides of March

Our garden is at its lowest ebb from early February until the Ides of March, on the 15th of the month. Battered by gales...

Arctic April

It has been the strangest month; cold – indeed the frostiest April in sixty years – and desert-dry. Although we’ve escaped spring frosts here...

Here Comes Summer!

The title of of this post is tongue-in-cheek given I’m sat at my desk with rain pattering on the skylight and a brisk draught...

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