June 2012

The Sacred Objects of Gardening

by AnneWareham on June 30, 2012

It’s strange how some garden implements have acquired iconic status – and perhaps inexplicable.  When I first started gardening I ‘invested’ in a Hawes watering can [..read more..]

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Did we get this right?

June 25, 2012

  This is the before picture – with a tentative cut where we thought we might do it. (thanks Jeff!) The block on the left had always seemed too – well, blocky. Heavy and out of scale. Send to Kindle

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The dubious worth of garden writers’ opinions.

June 25, 2012

Stephen Lacey was a bit of an idiot to put the Laskett in his recent Telegraph piece about the best garden makers. See these opinions elsewhere. I’m sorry to be exampling the Laskett again – it’s simply that there are not many gardens that have been so roundly deplored by so many garden bloggers. I can’t […]

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Cleavers

June 25, 2012

I do wonder as I’m pulling out streamers of cleavers ( Cleavers, Clivers, Goosegrass, Stickywilly, Stickywillow, Stickyjack, Stickyleaf, Catchweed, Robin-run-the-hedge, Coachweed, Bedstraw) which break off as I pull – Send to Kindle

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Fashion or taste?

June 25, 2012

Yesterday a garden visitor asked me what I was intending to cover my black pergola with. I felt mildly shocked – I love it just as it is. He seemed equally shocked that I would permit unadorned black wood in my garden. I wondered why he picked on that? Send to Kindle

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Anne Wareham’s Garden Blog

June 25, 2012

All right – I have given in and here is my garden blog. I keep wanting to write shorter pieces than could find a home anywhere in the printed media, so it does in the end seem obvious.. And, as someone pointed out recently – it’s a form of social media. A conversation allowing more […]

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