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Summer fireworks - hardy annuals

Any group of plants that combines a cheerful, floriferous disposition with ease of culture should be hugely popular. But somehow annuals are still associated with those vast, formal bedding schemes, so popular with our Victorian forebears and whose dying embers linger on in the truncated tradition of “bedding out” in public parks. 508 more words

West Dean Gardens

Garden styles

My first “proper” gardening job was on Haringey Council in North London and the supervisor of the park that I worked in was a retired Regimental Sergeant Major who used to parade his staff each morning before battle/work commenced and issue the orders of the day. 334 more words

West Dean Gardens

September Days

After a hot, dry September the garden is tired.

The meadow is spent; spring and summer wild flowers are over and have set seed.  It will be mowed next week. 740 more words

English Country Garden