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February 2019 | Beauty in British Winter

February 2019 | Beauty in British Winter

Hello again and welcome back to my blog for suburban gardeners. This time the banner heading is a night shot of Queens Gardens, Croydon – for me the combination of plants, artificial lights and darkness is visual magic. My broad focus in this post is the attitude change I am noticing. Happily there seems to be a growing awareness, one that is now becoming mainstream, that this is a shared world – we are not the only beings. It is…

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July 2018 | Importance of the Rose | Top Tips

July 2018 | Importance of the Rose | Top Tips

Hello again. I seem to have been a blur with two watering cans for what seems like weeks trying to keep alive plants in various places during our otherwise delightful heatwave.   Green Spaces   In the “big picture” this month are visitors enjoying the rose garden in Queen Mary’s Gardens, Regents Park. People love roses, you can visibly see people enjoying being amongst them. One person, making the inevitable phone call, was describing this rose garden as “heavenly”. In…

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