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Spring springs (or is sprung, depending on the year) at West Dean

and lastly, (in the glasshouses), Nepenthes x mixta x maxima, the Pitcher Plant.  This was seriously maxima. According to Wiki answers, in addition to insects, they can also ‘eat’ mice.   332 more words

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The Courts Garden, Nr Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

Following a wonderful weekend with family in Somerset, after breakfast this morning we studied the National Trust guide book for a garden to visit on our way home – one that we had not been to before.   615 more words

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A Visit To Beth Chatto

On a sunny day in early April I was lucky to take time out from my normal life to visit one of my favourite gardens with a dear friend. 959 more words

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Mottistone Mother's Day

Sunday saw me on a Mother’s Day trip to the National Trust’s Mottistone Manor, towards the eastern end of the Isle of Wight.  The garden is quite small by NT standards, and probably best known for its herbaceous borders much later in the year, but at this time of year there was still plenty to see, not least the stunning naturalised daffodils above and below. 298 more words

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Gardens Galore: Finding A Good Season Ticket

While optimistically looking forward to spring, I decided to investigate the options available for buying garden season tickets within easy reach of Dublin. I began with my… 744 more words


Little Malvern Court NGS Opening

Last weekend I went to my first NGS opening of the year at Little Malvern Court.  I was particularly keen to go to this one as I know the Head Gardener who is fairly new to the post and I think it was his first opening.  550 more words


Climbing Heather

Perhaps it’s a new species of heather?

Certainly it’s the talk of gardeners in Brentwood Bay & Saanichton.

Now the mystery is solved.  Paul, the gardener, was in attendance when we drove past the other day, so I stopped to chat with him. 87 more words

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