• The Wisdom of Plants

    By on October 3, 2017

    Outside my window the trees are beginning to take on their autumn hue and many are already falling especially the...

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  • The Ripeness and the Harvest

    By on September 18, 2017

    There is a wild abundance in our fruit garden at the moment particularly on the top fruits. Though the late...

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  • Amongst the back woods of North Carolina

    By on September 5, 2017

    August is holiday time and it seems that everybody has been travelling. I was no exception having planned a getaway...

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  • A Few Perennial Favourites

    By on July 20, 2017

    Broad beans. This might be an unusual way to start a sentence but I thought I would mention how...

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  • Fun in the Sun

    By on June 19, 2017

    “Our England is a garden” said Rudyard Kipling and there is no greater proof that we are a nation...

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  • April in the Garden

    By on April 27, 2017

    We’ve all had a treat this month haven’t we?  The glorious sunshine has been a treat and put me...

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  • Signs of Spring

    By on March 14, 2017

    What a great thing to be able to pause from ones labours and look around at what is happening...

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  • After Doris

    By on March 6, 2017

    I recall having a conversation with another gardener earlier this month. We were remarking on how mild the past...

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  • Getting Down to Brass Tacks

    By on January 31, 2017

    As we reach the end of January and the beginning of February one task stands clear above all others....

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  • Stay Awhile

    By on January 4, 2017

    Stay yet, my friends, a moment stay— Stay till the good old year, So long companion of our way,...

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