Category Archives: garden structure

Six on Saturday: a Lanky Lodger and Other Stuff

Having shown the delightful crab apple ‘Evereste’ last week, I thought it only fair to show the equally bright and fruitful ‘Golden Hornet’ this week; however, those of us acquainted with this buzzy crab apple also know its weakness, that … Continue reading

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(agapanthus plus pot) minus (ceanothus and ground elder) equals X

…where X is a Project. I have always enjoyed working with numbers, especially the logic of algebra and equations, quadratic or otherwise, and studied Maths beyond what was statutorily required at the time. This little project somehow reminded me of … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Hints of Autumn

There are definitely hints of a change in the season at the end of August this year, most noticeably the sudden drop in overnight temperatures (and the need to have a jumper or cardigan at the ready in the daytime) … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Seeking Wisdom

Gardeners are likely to find their wisdom in many places – their successes, their failures and their also-rans. So am I going to plant out my recent order from Claire Austin directly in the borders? No, because I have learned … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: a Lumberjack’s Eye View

The first time we used scaffolding to cut down a tree at this end of the garden, on that occasion I clambered up it to get a better view of this end of the garden, as we don’t have upstairs … Continue reading

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Let There Be Light…

…and there was light, once the oak tree had been cut down to size. Having been planted in what I called the woodland edge border, the plants underneath the canopy can all cope with a certain amount of shade, but … Continue reading

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A Bit of Forestry, Part Two: the Path Less Travelled

Less than a month ago, blogging friend Chloris from The Blooming Garden happened to mention, when talking about projects, that she had been having fun uncovering a hidden overgrown brick path. This sounded an exciting discovery and reminded me of … Continue reading

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A Bit of Forestry, Part One

It was Chloris who, on seeing some of the evidence from my busy Six on Saturday post, suggested that we might be doing ‘a bit of forestry’, and yes, she was right. Now, we all know that ‘mighty oaks from … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Busy!

As the globes of echinops begin to colour up they become a magnet for bees – but this busy bee was dining alone, his friends perhaps still being reluctant to dine out. Us humans have been busy this week too, … Continue reading

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Pathways

Inspiration Comes From many sources: A word A sight A sound A colour A memory A flash, Or gradual Consciousness Of an idea, Sometimes Arriving Fully formed, At others Winding, Twisting Gathering momentum And gaining ground Like tumbleweed, Forging Ahead … Continue reading

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