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As I was staying in Sissinghurst village for my visit to Great Dixter at the lovely Milk House, which I would thoroughly recommend to anyone visiting that area, it would have been madness for me not to visit Sissinghurst garden. I have to admit to having mixed feelings about this garden visit.  Sissinghurst is one of those gardens that, as a gardener, you feel you should have visited and be able to… Read More

Some times you hear about a garden and how wonderful it is and when you visit you wonder if you are in the right place.  However, today was not one of those days.  Today the location was completely stunning and the planting was romantic and floriferous. Birtsmorton Court, near Malvern, is a medieval moated grange.  It is one of only 10 moated houses in private ownership in the country and unusually Birtsmorton… Read More

I have noticed a worrying trend in my garden and I think I need to take some remedial action sooner rather than later before people start calling me Vita! The problem is that the amount of white or very pale flowers is increasing out of all proportion to any other colour  and I hadn’t even realised.  Just looking through my seed packets bought for this year there is: White Cleome, White Corncockle,… Read More