Category Archives: garden structure

Snowdrops and Carrots

Realising after our Ireland visit year just how little we had used the campervan as a campervan last year, we decided to aim for at least a one night away most months. Over the winter that just didn’t happen, not … Continue reading

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Holy Moses, Lots of Roses!

At the end of June last year I sat on a chair near this bench (please excuse the tools and netting in the photo – evidence of reconstruction of the fruit cage is distributed throughout the garden!), talking to visitors … Continue reading

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A Change is as Good as a Rest

Non-gardeners tend to look incredulous when gardeners such as myself respond to the question ” What are you doing this afternoon?” with “Oh, I shall probably be doing something in the garden”, but that’s how it is – summer or … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Goodbye to 2018

Sometimes at the end of the year I have focussed on just one area of the garden and have a month by month comparison instead of showing views of all th garden in December, but to be honest I didn’t … Continue reading

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Make That 16…

I was clearly not as observant as I thought, because the yesterday I found a further five blooms  that I had missed in my eagerness to ramble in every corner of the garden after nearly a wek’s absence. Hamamelis pallida … Continue reading

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It Wos the Roses Wot Did It

I think I knew in my heart that as soon as the opportunity for more roses arose then any decision was all but made already. Both levels paved? One level paved and a tier of roses? Two tiers of roses? … Continue reading

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Brain Teaser

One of the new projects ‘dreamed up’ towards the end of the summer was terracing the areas either side of the bus shelter, currently home to a pair of large urns and some grasses planted through slate chippings, with two … Continue reading

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