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Charlie Hart

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October 21, 2021
Thanks to evergreens and pyrotechnics, we have all sorts of ways to ignore the bleakness of winter and look forward to dazzling displays that will soon return
October 11, 2021
However bleak and overshadowed life might seem, lurking among the ruins are moments of true beauty –proof that ‘nothing pleaseth but rare accidents’
August 30, 2021
September’s soft golden hues cast the most interesting shadows as the garden gets its edges back in the autumn
July 28, 2021
After the whirligig of summer, it’s time to stop and think and consider what 
has worked well in the garden – and what might work next year, says Charlie Hart
July 01, 2021
Prised from his Suffolk idyll to take his family to Norfolk, 
Charlie Hart looks forward to a joyous return to his garden
June 01, 2021
For our gardener, now a budding art dealer, June is the month to sit back 
and enjoy the fruits of your labour after months of toil
May 01, 2021
This month’s gift to the garden – a promenade of dazzling white blossom – contains an original moment for the rest of the year
April 01, 2021
As spring arrives, Charlie Hart welcomes new arrivals to his family and relishes the prospect of his garden’s olfactory impact
February 25, 2021
Author and gardener Charlie Hart explains why he took to the Roman church, with a little help from CS Lewis and a priest friend
February 23, 2021
As the winter days lengthen, preparing the garden for summeris a New Year ritual to be cherished, asks Charlie Hart
August 06, 2020
August can be a flat month in the garden. Much of what is best has been and gone. The garden seems to sprawl, exhausted by high summer. There is no point fighting this moment of capitulation, but as gardeners, we can at least seek to leaven it. August is, for instance, a good month for
March 19, 2020
My 13-year-old son Isaac wants to follow in the footsteps of another East Anglian, Ed Sheeran. Skilful cajoling on his part met with hesitant moaning on mine, but last weekend he won. I made a grumpy foray down to a shed that had a load of junk in it. The junk was moved, the shed
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