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After the stresses and tension of the day, taking time to relax, even contemplate, is soothing and beneficial. Taking time out to simply sit in one’s garden can regenerate one’s being and may introduce a new dimension to your life. The evening garden is stripped of the babble of bright colour – everything is simplified,[…]

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Sweet Peas are a mainstay of the quintessential British garden, particularly held dear by the cottage gardener.  They are prized for their exquisite blooms which come in a myriad of colours, many varieties exuding a delicious fragrance.  A vase of cut Sweet Peas is something that should never be deficient from the summer home.  Most[…]

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Deep clear red flowers have a distinction and quality all their own. There are surprisingly few flowers that have an unadulterated red hue. Red shades vary from the delectable purple and plum hues to the ‘in your face’ vermilion hues that have a touch of yellow in their make-up. The clear reds are best in[…]

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  The merest sprig of culinary herbs can bring zing and zest to the dullest of dishes.  The ultimate freshness of a home grown harvest, straight from plant to pan, can pleasantly intensify their impact.  Many can be propagated at home from cuttings or the large array of seeds offered by mail order, or purchased ready[…]

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Grasses have everything to do with light and air. The stems, and indeed the seed heads of many of them, move and shift in the air. Think of a hay meadow or cornfield rippling in the breeze. When caught by the light they glint and shine, and if set against a dark background, the effect[…]

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For generations bedding and patio plants have been used to provide a riot of colour throughout the garden.  Whether it be in beds and borders, pots or hanging baskets, their season long flowers in all colours of the rainbow fill our gardens with a constant stream of blooms when more permanent plants are often taking[…]

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Planning Your Small Scale Garden Part 4 -Trees Established trees have a strong presence, especially in a small garden. One can look up and into their structure. Their foliage dances in the breeze giving shifting patterns of light and shade on the ground. Solid trees have a welcome mass that can obscure unattractive features outside[…]

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