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Glut Instinct

“Growing your own produce is great if you want no food, then 400 tomatoes, then nothing, then 120 cucumbers, then nothing, then 3 carrots that...

The House by the Lane

‘Chyanvounder’: ‘Chy’ meaning house and ‘vounder’ meaning lane in the Cornish language. We have made three attempts to visit Cornwall this...

The first plant orders of the 2020 season

Most winters, I make it until at least January before I start ordering plants for a gardening summer that might as well be a...

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...

2 ways to plant dahlias

Thank you to Breck’s for partnering with me on this post. As always, all words, thoughts and dahlia obsessions are my own. Receive free...

National Allotments Week 2021

I am surprised and embarrassed to note that the last time I wrote on TFG’s blog was back in January. Where have the last...

Dahlia Disaster Averted – The National Dahlia Collection Finds A New Home

When the National Dahlia Collection announced its closure in September 2020 The Beau and I were bereft. This little patch of dahlia heaven was...

The dahlias you need for however you’re growing

Hello flower lovers! I’m partnering with Longfield Gardens on this post, but you know the drill: all words and dahlia obsessions are my own....

A summer of bouquets

I found myself with a bit of extra time at home last summer (imagine that) and, inspired by the amazing floral designers who I...

How to Grow Dahlias – A Simple Guide

The Frustrated Gardener is very much a team effort. Whilst it’s usually me pounding the keyboard, from time to time my partner John, otherwise...

Dahlias love garden friends

Thank you to Longfield Gardens for sponsoring this post and feeding my love of dahlias. Over the next couple weeks I will go through...

Growing dahlias as garden plants

Thanks to Longfield Gardens for partnering with me on this post.  You don’t need to look far on this blog or in my garden...

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