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Is there a ghost in your garden?

A friend of mine has a stunning garden that she opens to the public(www.kathybrownsgarden.com). She has some beautiful winter beds and walks within the garden which have gained the attention of a famous French photographer – Cedric Pollet. Kathy was … Continue reading

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The tallest and the oldest

Britain’s tallest tree is the 210ft t Stronardon Douglas Fir which is growing near Dunans Castle in Argyle, Scotland. It is taller than 15 double decker buses stacked on top of each other and would be at least 40ft higher than Nelson’s Column. It is believed … Continue reading

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Bark – woods not woofs

When I choose plants for the gardens that I design they have to be ‘doers’. It is very rare for me to pick out a shrub or a tree that doesn’t have three plus points. These can be stunning blossoms, gorgeous … Continue reading

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The birds and the trees

I read an article in the Times today that stated ‘Legend has it that St Valentine’s Day is when the birds choose their mates’. Perhaps the birds in my garden are a bit forward because they certainly seem to have paired … Continue reading

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Trees – much more than wood

For hundreds of years people have used trees not only for firewood, building and furniture materials, and food but also to soothe ailments and cure diseases. To me, it’s nice to know that a plant not only looks good, but is … Continue reading

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