Category Archives: garden structure

A Critical Eye, Part 2: Some Not-so-Positives

My critical eye has of late been observing the main herbaceous beds, the rose garden, the blue & white borders and the bold borders (see map under The Garden tab above) , although in truth I sometimes feel like averting … Continue reading

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A Critical Eye, Part 1: Some Positives

The woodland may not look much in August apart from being a relatively cool and shady place, but I know that in early spring it will be awash with, in succession, primroses, wood anemones, snakeshead fritillaries, bluebells and wild garlic. … Continue reading

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The Demolition Gang

I mentioned recently that were some ideas simmering following our garden openings and visits to Wisley and Hampton Court. With other things to do I was not in a rush to get on with anything, but an odd ten minutes … Continue reading

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Catching Up: You Might Want to Sit Down With a Cup of Tea…

Having been left unexpectedly vehicle-less this morning and my usual Friday morning activities curtailed, I shall take the opportunity to catch up and report on our garden openings and our visits the following week. After all the preparations, the hustle … Continue reading

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Itsy Bitsy Six on Saturday

I am starting with the above photograph for the benefit of our Six on Saturday host, Jon the Propagator, who has been disappointed that the lower branches of his wisteria have not been flowering. Our wisteria is trained over the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

I have not participated in Jon The Propagator’s Six on Saturday meme before, but seem to be especially time poor at the moment and the format seemed a good way of keeping the momentum going when I don’t have time … Continue reading

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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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