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Winter Preparations in the Garden

It is hard to believe that December has arrived and we are saying goodbye to another year. Before we close Dalemain for the winter, we have to put the garden to bed! This has involved wrapping up the tree ferns, almost like wrapping a blanket around a sleeping child. It has been wonderful to welcome [...]

2021-12-20T13:24:53+00:00December 20th, 2021|Jane's blog|

Colour Combinations in the Dalemain Garden

Dalemain has always been famous for its interesting and unusual plant combinations, and I wanted to share with you some of my favourites that are currently blooming. Firstly, the alliums and variegated comfrey are in flower on the terrace and in the high garden. Two of my favourite flowers, the alliums are such a shock [...]

2020-05-27T11:14:57+01:00May 27th, 2020|Jane's blog|

Judging the Australian Marmalade Awards

Over the past week, I have been in Adelaide judging the Australian Marmalade Awards, and the weather here is surprisingly cold! We have had a wonderful time tasting and judging marmalade at Beaumont House, which is the National Trust Headquarters for South Australia. I’ve been a part of lots of radio interviews today. It was [...]

2020-05-14T08:58:53+01:00September 5th, 2017|Jane's blog|


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