Monthly Archives: April 2012

Recommended Reading 2 – Helen Dillon on Gardening

Another plant hero of mine, Helen Dillon, gardens in Dublin; it is many years since I visited her garden but it is on my list – next time I’m in that fair city I must plan my trip to coincide … Continue reading

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Exciting news!

I’ve arrived at the top of the waiting list for an allotment – and now have more space in which to garden!  When I applied last year I was warned to expect a long wait, I was about no.24 on … Continue reading

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Transformation – day 4

Back in 2011, April 26 saw the fourth day of work in the garden, and now it really began to take shape.  There were four guys working on it, the landscaper and his labourer, plus two brilliant bricklayers who were … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading 1 – Beth Chatto’s ‘Garden Notebook’

I’ve added a Recommended Reading page to my blog where you will (in time) find my list of favourite garden reads; my post today is about one of them. Beth Chatto is one of my gardening heros and I have visited … Continue reading

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Celebrating Botanical Art & artists

Visited the Society of Botanical Artists’ (www.soc-botanical-artists.org) annual exhibition in Westminster today, what a treat.  Over 700 works on display meaning that on entering the hall you left behind a dismal damp morning in central London and exchanged it for a … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

This is for all fellow gardeners out there working to make their plot, whatever the size, beautiful. Here in the Surrey Hills it is typical April weather, showers and sunshine; just perfect for making the flowers grow and helping to … Continue reading

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Transformation – days 2 & 3

Lots of progress made in two days, and what was most exciting was that the impact plants I’d selected were delivered.  In the plan my designer had placed 5 plants at various intersections of the path, punctuation points so to … Continue reading

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