Autumn update

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“The falling leaves, drift by the window, the autumn leaves of red and gold”…………. so sang Nat King Cole. As I sit to write this my leaves are still green and hurtling across the garden with branches still attached. I know many people love Autumn but its not my favourite season at all and this […]

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We’re nearly there……..

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We are very excited to have already received dozens of unusually early entries for the 2021 show. Various lockdowns and restrictions seem to have enthused everyone with their gardening and baking skills this year and we are expecting a fabulous display of local goodies. The schedule booklets are at various locations around the town including […]

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Summertime

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“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful in the English language” – Henry James Researching summer time gardening recently I came across this quote by Henry James that struck a chord. A familiar name to those who live in Rye, James came to live in Lamb House in […]

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Winter update

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“There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter. One is the January thaw. The other is the seed catalogues”. – Hal Borland What better way to spend a wet December day than planning for next year’s planting. It gives a real feeling of hope and a spring to look forward […]

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Propagation at 28a

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Oblivious to the morning trafficTwo brown mothsJive madly in the sunshineAir-kissing and flirting above my head –Two crazy rock ’n’ rollers tipsy on love. Through the latch gateGrass is bedewelled. Now with sheds unlocked, tools selectedWatering cans fullI set to work on the allotment.Our robin’s on Worm WatchSweetly singing in the tree.The spade cuts into […]

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