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With Ali­son Green­halgh of Ground­work South

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - GREEN SPACES -

IN­ALLY it’s be­gin­ning to feel like sum­mer. I can re­mem­ber a gar­den­ing tu­tor some years ago say­ing that a rea­son­able mea­sure to judge whether any more frosts were likely is a run of ten nights above ten de­grees. It’s only this last week that we may have achieved that as many gar­den plants are de­mon­strat­ing, short on growth and not ex­actly thriv­ing.

The call to al­lot­ment hold­ers for pro­duce to dis­play at the Amer­sham Car­ni­val event on June 27 will not elicit any en­tries from me and my bud­dies – de­spite our ef­forts there’s not a chance of 10 straw­ber­ries or rasp­ber­ries, let alone cour­gettes, pea­s­pea or beans wor­thy of show bench­ben by then. Be­sides that, hav­ing en­dure­dend three years of rab­bit wars and look­ing like we have fi­nally over­comeov their reg­u­lar in­va­sions, we’rew not hand­ing the harvest over!o

How­ever, last week with the su sun out, the gar­dens at Iver were a sp spec­ta­cle. Our palm trees were bea bear­ing huge yel­low flow­ers, the bar bar­gain Lidl roses from last year are flus flush with blooms and the ‘Dr ‘Drop­more Scar­let’ hon­ey­suckle is

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