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Is it any wonder…

…that I was afraid to go into the greenhouse towards the end of last summer? I’m allergic to wasp stings and terrified …

I love this man

Dan Pearson is my favourite living gardener. Just make a cup of tea/coffee and watch this video. Dan talks about his early life …

No sooner begun….

….than brought to a grinding halt. We have snow forecast for the next couple of days, so I’m drooling over seed merchant …

Underwhelmed

The local garden centres have an extremely limited range of plants at this time of the year, but I prefer to put …

Fish or no fish?

I’m thinking of digging a pond in this area. The plan would be to have a kind of boardwalk leading to the …

What an autumn!

I gave up trying to garden from mid September until now for two reasons. On the night of 18 September we had …

In every cloud….

‘If a plant needs watering it’s in the wrong place.’ Here in the south of France that’s a pretty good adage to …

The state of play

So here we are in mid-summer. We’ve had temperatures as high as 39℃, severe drought and, today, a very welcome rainstorm. And …

Don’t take hasty decisions

Here are three examples of why a bit of patience can reap unexpected rewards.  Last year my pal Alex gave me two olive …

Plant sale

This is such a cool ad for a plant sale. [youtube=http://youtu.be/jvBr-qPAGwI] I went to Boise, Idaho in 1982. Loved it. Really great people.

Bee helpful

Reading an article about the demise of 6200 beehives here in the south of France in the last 24 months, I was curious …

The Quats

The latest haul from our other garden comprised loquats, kumquats and bamboo shoots. Loquats, also known as Japanese medlars, are utterly delicious …

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

This week I was in the lovely sunshine of London – at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. I had an all-day ticket for …