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A Green Summer Perennial Border

The border on the other side of this arch was designed to be green and restful in summer when the rest of the garden is doing its best to call for our attention. Last summer there were heleniums and rudbeckias … Continue reading

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Shrubs with Perennials

Shrubs are at their most useful when they bring height and flower colour to those gardens dominated by perennials. This is the case in my own gardens in early summer. I try to select shrubs that will sit high and command … Continue reading

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Looking at Garden Planting Design Mistakes

As a keen gardener I am always making mistakes and learning from them, but invariably gardening books only tell us the correct way to do things and only show perfectly composed photographs of gardens to which we must aspire. Looking at … Continue reading

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Gardening is a Process not a Production

Blogging like gardening is a process that takes place over time. At its best ideas and results are explored and explained, but there will need to be modulation. Without troughs and dips in level of activity the possibility of highlights … Continue reading

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A Garden Month By Month – September

A month by month record of a small Dutch garden – my trial garden in Amsterdam February – Chaos March – Grabbing at straws April – Spring Tulips and more: May is green June – Pink puts in an appearance  … Continue reading

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A Garden Month by Month

A month by month record of a small Dutch garden – my trial garden in Amsterdam February – Chaos March – Grabbing at straws April – Spring Tulips and more: May is green June – Pink puts in an appearance  … Continue reading

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