Category Archives: projects

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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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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Stacking Up

I finished my bricklaying project last week (apart from a section postponed till one of the posts is moved a fraction) but the jobs are still stacking up – although the hardy geraniums have been moved from the beds under … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday, End of Month View: Something Afoot…

To see how the different areas of the garden fit together, click on ‘Map of the Garden Version 3’ under ‘The Garden’ tab above. My thanks go to Helen the Patient Gardener for hosting this monthly meme.

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In a Vase on Monday: Kaleidoscope

It’s good to be back home again after nearly a week away in Ireland with the campervan, and although a neighbour had been watering the greenhouse and pots in our absence it seemed as if the garden was just as … Continue reading

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