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The Gardening Coach

Catharine Howard is the Gardening Coach. Contact her for gardening advice and visit www.thegardeningcoach.co.uk for more information.

November 13, 2013 | Provoked to think by the Bad Tempered Gardener

I have been reading Anne Wareham’s recent blog post “It must Go” and it ties in with thinking about garden criticism – rolling the idea round like a pebble in the mouth.  Beginning with two questions: What is a garden for? What is a good garden?  I’ve had undistracted leisure to do so on a [...]

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September 27, 2013 | Dahlia Amazia at Rousham

Jaw dropping, pulse-raising, spectacle-removing dahlia border at Rousham Park, Oxfordshire.

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October 22, 2011 | A quick gallop through some garden history

Chatsworth gardens as laid out in 1699

Chatsworth gardens as laid out in 1699

The first gardens that archeology uncovers are those made by the Egyptians.  Walled cool courtyards carved out of the arid desert and based round water, the formal planting of date palms, papyrus and figs in rows.   Since the making of the earliest gardens, there has  been a [...]

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