Category Archives: projects

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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Holy Moses, Lots of Roses!

At the end of June last year I sat on a chair near this bench (please excuse the tools and netting in the photo – evidence of reconstruction of the fruit cage is distributed throughout the garden!), talking to visitors … Continue reading

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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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