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September 2019

It is a beautiful spring in Christchurch and such an exciting time when new leaves and flowers are opening as the minutes tick by. There is a shrub which I have always wanted to grow, Garrya elliptica, and I have two which will go into our woodland garden...

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August 2019

I am writing this newsletter a little earlier as we return to New Zealand next month. There will be a few things to do here as we close the house for about eight months, and there will be the inevitable pile of things to attend to when we return to Frensham...

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July 2019

I am in the Berry region of France, about three hours’ drive south of Paris, where I am preparing an itinerary for a garden and cultural tour to the Dordogne and Berry regions of France for next year. I have always enjoyed my planning work...

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