Category Archives: projects

In a Vase on Monday: Autumn Joy

The sedum included in this vase may not actually be S spectabile ‘Autumn Joy’, but I suspect it is as I have had it for many years, probably bringing it from previous gardens; in those days there were no such … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Busy Between the Blooms

After a few days away at my Mum’s it was good to get back into the garden and get on with the accumulating tasks, as well as catching on the remaining blooms, like climbing rose ‘Crown Princess Margarita’ (above) and … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Scraping the Barrel

I have been scraping burnt-on grease stains off the Aga this afternoon, but feel I have had to really scrape the barrel for today’s Six on Saturday post, the meme hosted by Jon the Propagator. At least I can start … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Another Mixed Bag

Saturday is a good day for mixed bags, as several things which wouldn’t be enough for a post of their own can be combined into one post. My contribution to Jon the Propagator’s weekly meme actually contains more than six … Continue reading

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Head in the Clouds

On a roll with cutting back, I removed some of the overhanging branches from the climbing Hydrangea petiolaris, growing against the fence near the bold and blue & white borders. For a number of years I have kept the lower … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Holes

When I suggested to the Golfer a couple of days ago that we ought to trim some of the ivy from the apple trees I did not expect to see so many holes in the canopy when the trimming began … Continue reading

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A Sructural Border in the Making

You may have caught a glimpse of a new archway in the recent EOMV post, either in the video or amongst the still photos; the archway has now been painted, and has another climbing rose ‘Claire Austin’ planted at its … Continue reading

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I bought my first ‘special’ (named) snowdrop back in 2005 and added a handful more in the next year or two, but it was from 2012 onwards that actively adding to their numbers began. The first bulbs were kept in … Continue reading

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Out to Grass

Over the last few days I have been digging out the contents of one of the Bold Borders, emptying it in preparation for its new guise as a grass border and buying the new contents to fill it, mostly from … Continue reading

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Seven on Sunday?

With a few random  bits and bobs to post about, it might not actually be seven but having posted something other than a Six on Saturday yesterday, Seven on Sunday has a certain ring to it! Firstly, I would like … Continue reading

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