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Catharine Howard is the Gardening Coach. Contact her for gardening advice and visit www.thegardeningcoach.co.uk for more information.
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December 21, 2014 | H is for hairy hedges

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December 10, 2013 | The hedge viewing season is upon us.

A real weakness for hedges plagues me.  They arrest me  when I am driving around.  This is one of my favourite local ones.  The three greens of hedge, grass and thuja and the Braque-effect shearing are  perfect.  You might think Lonicera pileata, commonly known as poor man’s box would be an uninspiring choice.  Not so [...]

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January 31, 2013 | A boundary story

The truth of it is no-go, slow stasis and paralysis and so I am going to post this opalescent image by Char Faber of the east Sussex coast.   Hot off her iPad and winged around yesterday. By chance,  it is where we walked on the new year’s day.  Back then, sea spun green in [...]

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June 21, 2010 | Eye-catching hedges

It cannot be kept a secret: I have  a thing about hedges perfectly clipped, very tall and orderly or otherwise eye-catching and  bizarre. This is one of the latter  and I drive past it once or twice a month.

The owners have been at it this weekend, sculpting it randomly with the hedge-cutters.  Defintely goes on [...]

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