Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Daffadill most dainty…2

NO sooner had  I published the last post but I got a comment back from a friend who asked how on earth I could write about daffodils without mentioning THAT poem.  I confess that obviously Wordsworth had been on my list … Continue reading

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The Daffadill most dainty…

What is it about daffodils?  They’re planted everywhere and anywhere, often vulgar and brash in colour and are probably our commonest bulb in both senses, and yet its rare to find someone who dislikes their show and their often brazen … Continue reading

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A Surprise at Southend 3….

Just to prove that garden history doesn’t always have to be about stately homes, statues of Queen Victoria or 18thc planting schemes,  the real surprise at Southend was nestling in the undergrowth at the foot of the cliffs.  Don’t read … Continue reading

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A Surprise at Southend 2…..

Having wandered up through the Cliff Gardens there were three more surprises in store for me.   I saw the first as I reached the top of the cliff path when I was greeted by sight of Prittlewell Square, a … Continue reading

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