Category Archives: projects

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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Making a Mockery

I have always said that the Golfer and I make a good team so when one is thinking about how to introduce new roses to the garden a mock-up or ‘mockery’ is just the thing (the Golfer doesn’t like me … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Green With a Touch of Colour

In this period between spring and summer one could easily be swallowed up by the green leafiness of the garden; green is such a soothing colour and the abundance of greenery must surely provide an environment not only for healing … Continue reading

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Sleeping Infant

I am snatching an indeterminate, but probably short, opportunity to write a post whilst I have a sleeping Grandchild, Thursdays having become a weekly Grannie Duty day since the middle of April. No gardening takes place on a Thursday – … Continue reading

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The Clock is Ticking

I knew the month of May was rushing up pretty quickly, but hadn’t registered the fact that this meant it was less than eight weeks until we opened our garden again for the National Garden Scheme (NGS). Good Grief! That … Continue reading

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