Feathered Friends

Abbotsbury gardens can be a real haven for wildlife, especially passing migrant birds. This year a rare Hoopoe was spotted as he came up from the continent and paused to rest a while at the gardens. Talking of exotic birds,…

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News Flash

I had a reminder yesterday from Carole at the garage that the gardens and my interview is to be on TV tomorrow! Wow how could I forget 5 minutes of fame. So tune in to ITV 8pm on "Countrywise" Tuesday…

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1st April 2011

It's funny how every April 1st that comes around I regret not having planned some great hoax in the garden like the famous 'Spaghettii harvest' that once fooled some of the nation. I did once, much to the dismay of…

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17th March 2011

The beautiful Himalayan Magnolia campbellii is a tree that once seen in full flower is never forgotten. The stunning pink flowers, each the size of a tea cup and saucer, decorate the bare branches before the leaves come out, shining…

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