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Archive of the posts written by author : Rachel Beddowes.
Jan
8

Heritage Membership With Garden Heaven

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One of the glories of belonging to any of the heritage trusts is having a card to allow you access to any of their properties that open for the purpose – at almost any time during their open season.  I have seen some…

Dec
21

Winter Time Walkies Refreshes All

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One of the joys of this time of year is being able to take a long walk through the countryside, either in a country park, or along the sides of fields along the thousands of miles of dedicated public footpaths.  We are so…

Nov
10

Autumn Arrived With A Zip In His Tale

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Now is the time to say goodbye – indeed it is, to use words from a popular comic tune from the 1960s.    The singers of that little ditty were always buffooning around and making up daft songs to cover almost every time of…

Oct
12

Early Autumn Bulb Lifting For Spring Delights

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The summer has shot by and we sit here amid the pouring rain, looking out of the patio window.  We’re just wondering if the inclement weather is staying for the next few hours or just hovering to be difficult.  it’s been a very…

Sep
8

Changing Magazine Enhances Plant Appreciation

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I have been receiving a particular gardening magazine for a year or so now.  Not the one from the popular Friday night programme – but one that deals with garden design and the choice of plants for the best show.  I have a…

Aug
9

Scaling Down Historic Garden Ideas

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There are some wonderful historic houses in the part of the country where I live most of the year.  It is quieter round here these days – although in the civil war period, this was the hot bed of intrigue and political activity. …

Jul
17

Presenter Encourages Unlikely Wildlife Gardener

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I am currently browsing through gardening books to get inspirational ideas to make mine more attractive to me and also to a bevy of wild life beauties.  I see hundreds of programmes in a year, all about natural history and wildlife, countryside matters. …

Jun
10

A Professionally Designed Garden – Absolute Heaven

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I  have always had an interest in gardening – well since buying my first little house way back when.  At that time I had barely 8ft by 15ft, not even the size of a single bedroom, and it was at the back of…

May
15

Gorgeous Gardens Come With Age And Professional Expertise

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I have a young family for neighbours one side and a very established retired couple the other.  I am sandwiched inbetween as a someone who cannot exactly be pigeon holed, it seems.  The young daughter from the former was very impressed when I…

Apr
10

Soakaways – Best Way To Keep Garden Drained

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The arrival of spring weather is such a treat.  It is so difficult to try and remain positive and start looking forward to all those lovely hours of gardening coming ahead when we are suffering the cold blowy weather of March winds –…