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The Diary of John Evelyn

One of my vital tools as a scribbler of blogs on books is a little pack of those things – I don’t even know what they are called – which you can stick on to a page to mark a … Continue reading

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Your Chelsea Correspondent

To Chelsea, yesterday, to see what’s new, what’s different and what’s frankly implausible, in the wonderful world of British Horticulture. One thing that is in fact old – as it was helpful to be reminded by archive photographs in the … Continue reading

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The Uses of Sludge

I have a gormless tendency to believe most things I read (except of course in matters political, where the reverse is true). Therefore, when the various library catalogues I consulted informed me that John Kennedy, the author of A Treatise … Continue reading

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Gardening for Ladies

After weeks of grey damp and cold (and I know Cambridge damp and cold is nothing to complain about in a worldwide context) the sun came out on Thursday, and it happened again on Friday, and on Saturday, and on … Continue reading

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