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July 2020 | Soil Life

July 2020 | Soil Life

Big picture” this month is my Geranium x oxanium ‘Wargrave Pink’.  I have two areas of this easy to care for and all round excellent plant that fills the low-down areas of my garden with colour and keeps the weeds at bay although it is the only Geranium I currently have.   This is an old cultivar, from around 1850, and is a real garden stalwart.  I only realised just how useful it is when a couple of weeks ago, talking with a…

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March 2019 | In Praise of Squashed Plants – Yes, Squashed

March 2019 | In Praise of Squashed Plants – Yes, Squashed

Welcome back to my blog and greetings to the Spring that has arrived following the pleasant surprise of a warm and sunny February – unheard of. My seeds sown indoors in January are progressing – leeks, white onions, red onions, broad beans, marigolds – and the February and March starters have gone into the propagator where some are showing already. This post’s title is explained at the end. Wildlife, Wildflowers and Corridors   I continue to be made happily aware…

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September 2018 | Harvest Time

September 2018 | Harvest Time

Hi fellow gardeners – here we are in late summer, the heatwave is behind us and the days are for the most part sunny and pleasant enough and there is some welcome rain now and then. I now miss being one of the crack-of-dawn waterers group who for weeks on end fell out of their beds and onto their allotment plots in a daily struggle to water and keep everything alive in extreme heat. Allotment harvests vary considerably each year…

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January 2018

January 2018

Hi from Rosanna to all – and a big welcome to my blog. The heading picture is of the magnificent Winter Garden at Avery Hill, South East London, this conservatory is all that remains of architect T W Cutler’s house that was damaged in WWII.  This site, sadly, is now threatened with no longer being accessible to the public if it is sold. It seemed to me significant to start my blog along with a new year in January and…

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The May Garden – May 2017

The May Garden – May 2017

A version of this article was first published under the Green Arts Series title on the Mature Times website. Updated by Rosanna May 2019   Hello again to all gardeners and garden visitors – eyes and fingers to the READ MORE button to see the latest meanderings of a working gardener. I am Rosanna Cavallo whose job may be gardening but it is also her passion. Garden visiting is one of the favourite pastimes for people over the age of…

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Ready for the Season ? – April 2017

Ready for the Season ? – April 2017

A version of this article was first published under the Green Arts Series title on the Mature Times website. Updated by Rosanna May 2019 Welcome! This time of year most gardeners are a blur as they rush around preparing for the summer season – so much of the art of gardening is in the preparation – at the same time as they are responding to the many tasks the fast new growth suddenly brings about. The first mowing of the…

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