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Guest blogger, Mark Diacono of Otter Farm
Guest bloggers / Kitchen Garden

Guest blogger, Mark Diacono of Otter Farm

So, after all the planning processes and architect’s meetings, it looks like the creation of the Otter Farm Kitchen Garden School will begin this summer. It’s hard to imagine diggers, cranes, be-hatted builders and daily deliveries will soon be busying over this space, but hopefully they will. A mobile home, much noise and considerable dust … Continue reading

Summer fireworks – hardy annuals
Flower borders / Hardy annuals

Summer fireworks – hardy annuals

Any group of plants that combines a cheerful, floriferous disposition with ease of culture should be hugely popular. But somehow annuals are still associated with those vast, formal bedding schemes, so popular with our Victorian forebears and whose dying embers linger on in the truncated tradition of “bedding out” in public parks. Unsurprisingly this has … Continue reading

A is for Apples
A to Z

A is for Apples

‘A fabulous, magical place with, what’s to my mind, the finest collection of fruit trees anywhere in the country’, Toby Buckland, BBC2 Great British Garden Revival, January 2014. The apple collection can be found within and around the recently restored Victorian Walled Garden. In its heyday, at the turn of the last century, this area … Continue reading