December

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A good friend buys you a cyclamen in full flower, you put it in the lounge for all to admire over Christmas and ten days before the family arrive its shrivelled or yellow and dead. […]

November

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Oh what splendid weather we were blessed with in September and most of October. (Sorry it fell apart for half term!!) We managed to re-seed an ornamental lawn in mid October and the autumn tidy […]

October

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A summer of shows and so many around the Roseland! It never ceases to amaze me how many shows we can support in such a small area and we display with pride everything from crafts […]

September

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I am always rather reflective in September. Despite the dahlias and asters and the elegant cannas there are always the signs that the season is changing. Summer stuff is looking tired, particularly those plants that […]

August

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At last it’s here! August, this is the one month of the year when I advocate sitting back and looking at what you have achieved in your garden. That is easy to say, because as […]

July

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Three cheers for the man who strimmed my local roadside hedge!! Of course he did a wonderful job, widening the road and making the visibility round the corners so much easier, but did you notice […]

June

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It’s the time of year when I really have to force myself to prioritise. It seems that everything needs doing from weeding to planting, sowing, and filling the remaining hanging baskets that have been unearthed […]

May

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It goes without saying that we are all busy sowing and growing as the days lengthen and the soil warms up. A good indicator of both these facts is the weed growth. If the weeds […]

April

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There is something rather lovely about the emergence of spring. Perhaps I am enjoying it more this year because it seems to have been so slow arriving. The odd promising day and then we are […]

March

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March! Probably my favourite month and when writing a column like this it is probably the one month when I will never be short of things to say or do. Several years ago we made […]

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