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David Marsden
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Gardener, blogger, gazer
Gardener, blogger, gazer

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Thank you to everyone who helped my call for help in finding New Gardening Blogs.  Frankly, I wasn’t expecting much of a response and so the flood of replies took me by surprise – overwhelmed me, actually.  I’ve spent virtually all of my limited Allotted…

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I remember – only too well – the reaction when I launched my blog six years ago.  I was a bit bored, fancied a challenge and on a whim decided I’d try writing a blog.  I spent long hours reading other gardening blogs; learning how to use Blogger (my first…

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Gardening is a fine job and as an added bonus I see plenty of wildlife (as if I needed an added bonus).  Here’s a little of what I’ve seen recently. Some of the visitors to the Priory are aloof.  I see buzzards regularly wheeling and crying above the…

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On a sunny day in June of last year, and anxious to avoid a long list of home DIY jobs, I drove a few miles over the South Downs to the village of Alfriston.* I spent an absorbing hour browsing in the book shop, peering through windows (some of them…

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(21st April 2016 – 20 miles) Yesterday had been a long, tiring day’s walk but today would hardly be any easier.  Once again I had twenty miles to conquer and once again I was marching against the clock.  I’d arranged a 5pm rendezvous with my partner Jim…

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We’ve had no snowfall yet at The Priory but we have had plenty of the next best thing: hard frosts under bright, blue skies. On one of those sharp, sunny mornings last week, I grabbed my camera and strolled about the garden.  Here are a handful of images…

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Occasionally, someone gets in touch to ask whether they can reproduce one of my photographs.  Most commonly it is to illustrate an article on their website and they want a high definition photo without my ©theanxiousgardener.com watermark.  So long as I’m…

On Monday evening a freelance producer sent me an email.  He’s working on a new series of gardening pod-casts for ‘The Sun‘ newspaper’s website and invited me to take part in a filmed telephone interview with the series presenter, a well-known media…

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Each year, I hope that the Tropical Border will improve on the one before; that it will produce more flower, more stature, more oomph. And mostly that’s what it has done over the past five years … except perhaps this year.  Overall, 2016 hasn’t been its…
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