Category Archives: projects

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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Exodus

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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Six on Saturday: Time to Put Off Bulb Planting

My bulb order from Peter Nyssen arrived yesterday and, like many fellow bloggers, I can now begin to put off planting them…does anybody enjoy this particular gardening task, I wonder? Actually, I don’t mind the indoor planting, and there are … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: They Keep on Coming

The woodland was planted in 2000 and a batch of probably 100 wood anemones were planted soon after – I might have said wood anemones, but in truth they were more like a small pile of broken twigs, for that … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: the Streamside and Other Projects

I got a shock looking through photos to try and find one which showed the overgrown streamside border because, at this leaner time of year, I had somehow forgotten how floriferous and leafy the garden is in summer! The one … Continue reading

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Hello 2021- What Have You Got in Store for the Garden?

Rather than wish anyone reading this a ‘happy new year’, which may sound  trite after the unforeseen eventualities of the previous year and the ongoing uncertainties of 2021, I shall wish you instead the very best year possible and thank … Continue reading

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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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