Category Archives: projects

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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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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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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Cottage Industry

I have been enjoyably industrious in the garden in the last couple of weeks and, as promised, quickly moved on to realigning the second of the main borders. It was hard to visualise the end result when the original project … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Still Stretching the Boundaries

Take one half-decent border (above) and take up the path in front of it: Take out the plants in the front part of the border and temporarily pot them up, then dig over the remaining soil: Build a wall round … Continue reading

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Musings From an Unopened Garden

It has been an interesting few months in lockdown, with our garden openings cancelled because of it, but it has given me time to explore, enjoy and tweak the garden without the hindrance of days when it becomes public property … Continue reading

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