Back To The Garden

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After an incredible, exhausting and inspiring five months away, I’ve now returned to the garden. From spending time with the team at Great Dixter Gardens in Sussex to traipsing across prairie fields and mountain-height meadows in the Northern States of America, it’s been a hugely invigorating time spent outside of the garden.

It felt strange at first to leave the place under the care of another gardener, but the results that met me as I arrived back reveal how little I need have worried.

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I kicked off my first week with the late Summer seed collection process and began sowing a few biennials for next year; the most important, as always, being Lunaria (honesty).

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Open up the silk-like paper seed discs and, if dry enough, 4-6 seeds usually fall out with ease. On each one, veins reach up from the radicle-bottom like a neolithic painting of a tree.

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