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Saturday 10th September 2016 – The 7th Phoenix Garden Agricultural Show & St Giles Fayre

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Garden closed for event today

Our apologies but the garden will be closed for a private event today from 1pm.  Open as usual from tomorrow.

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Parsnips

Parsnips, grown from a few shrivelled old roots stuck in the ground at winter’s end, are flowering.  The flat heads of luminous yellow/green flowers are opening, to delight hungry hover flies.  Our gardener is liking them too, he’ll be chucking … Continue reading

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Lease – documents signed!

      We have finally received the new garden lease documents and trustees, in turn and as shown here, have signed them in the garden office.  They are now on their way back to Camden council for the Mayoral … Continue reading

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Towers of flowers

The first of the Giant Bugloss, Echium pininana, have opened their flowers. Endemic to the Canaries, half-hardy and vulnerable to hard-frost, they enjoyed the mild winter and this year’s display looks to be spectacular. Arising from the big bristly rosettes of … Continue reading

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Giveaway plants – gone!

Yesterday’s plant give-away proved popular, and lots of lunchtime visitors went away with their own little piece of the Phoenix Garden.  For some, it was clear, the packages of bare-root bits, didn’t quite cut the mustard – “they all look … Continue reading

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PLANT GIVE-AWAY – Wed 15th April from 1pm

Tomorrow, we will be giving away bare-root divisions of two of the Phoenix Garden’s feature plants; Geranium x oxonianum ‘Claridge Druce’ and Symphytum ‘Hidcote Blue’.  Both are tough hardy perennials – both are bomb-proof.  Both are available as beautifully wrapped … Continue reading

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Stuffing ducks

  This is not to be encouraged, our gardener says, but then who can resist the simple pleasure of stuffing ducks with bread.  As these two discovered, you simply throw the bread…and they eat it. Now, isn’t that fun!

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Back to front

A view from the back of the garden, showing the freshest green of spring.  The red highlight is Jane from the garden committee, convincing one rather amorous visitor that the gardener is not her husband – as our gardener says … Continue reading

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Mild winter ends with wonga wonder

  On the North End railings the wonderfully named Wonga-Wonga vine is just coming into flower.  This half-hardy twining vine rarely makes it through hard winters with it’s flower buds intact – these are formed in the autumn and are … Continue reading

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