Tag: garden

Gardening: Beautiful Borders

Is there anything more quintessentially English than a cottage garden border? I can see it in my mind’s eye: the dancing delphiniums, fancy foxgloves and graceful grasses, all wafting round a perfectly manicured lawn while the...

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Gardening: A rose by any other name

There’s a rose in my garden which looks like a raspberry ripple ice cream. The Rosa Ferdinand Pichard is a thing of beauty and makes me smile every time I walk past it. While my garden project is still in its infancy, I couldn’t...

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Gardening: a seat with a view

In E. M. Forster’s 1908 novel A Room with a View, while on holiday in Florence Lucy Honeychurch and her cousin Charlotte are unhappy with rooms that look out over a courtyard instead of the River Arno. Luckily for them, a fellow...

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