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August 2018

I am writing this newsletter from our home in Normandy where the temperatures have been a consistent 30 degrees plus for a while, although this week is much cooler. As we are returning to New Zealand in mid-September I have decided..

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July 2018

Winter is the time when most gardeners plant deciduous shrubs and trees. If the shrubs or trees are planted at this time, there is less stress on them when there are no leaves attached. Although the plant is dormant there will be noticeable...

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June 2018

I had some correspondence from one of our readers, lamenting the loss of so many plants in a garden which she had developed over 25 years. The reader said how it “doesn’t pay to look back but 25 years of collecting and treasuring can all disappear...

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