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I have a love hate relationship with my front garden as has been documented many times on this blog but I think the relationship is heading towards more love than hate.  There are two large plants in my garden which I adore: one is a birch tree the boys bought a few years back for my birthday and the second is my Grevillea Canberra Gem. I bought the Grevillea about 3 years… Read More

  The recent cold weather and snow has put me in mind of a book I read late last year – Garden Open Tomorrow by Beverley Nichols.  The book was written in 1968 which was a particularly bad winter.  Nichols starts the book with a chapter exploring what plants have survived the winter.  “At the risk of sounding perverse, I would suggest that this fierce winter, from the gardener’s point of view… Read More