Category Archives: projects

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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A Positive ID

Yesterday, the first bloom on one of my mystery clematis opened fully, telling me I was wrong in thinking it was C florida ‘Sieboldiana’ because, with the attractive pinky purple bar to the petals, it is clearly C florida ‘Best … Continue reading

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The Golfer Has a New (Watery) Project

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Six on Saturday: Heaps to Do

Yes, I know most of us are busy at this time of year and have heaps to do – that’s nothing new – but I can happily say, not in the least smugly, that any Christmas arrangements are complete, pending … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Golden Threads Amongst the Green

Although the garden is still overwhelmingly green (and thankfully without frost-blackened dahlias on my return from a few days at my Mum’s), there are flashes of gold in places, particularly in the second picture of the streamside grass and shrub … Continue reading

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Just a Spadeful of Topsoil Helps a Project Along…

It must be a number of weeks since I mentioned the numerous projects that had suggested themselves since the summer and which have been ongoing ever since, in between other commitments. The last week or so has brought them close … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Happy as Larry

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A Critical Eye Part 3, One of the Other Bits: Fig and Hosta

Other things have got in the way of a third part of this critical review of the garden – including new projects, which always seem to take precedence over ongoing maintenance – and, instead of there being just one final … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Projects

Joining in with Jon the Propagator; please visit his blog to see other sixes

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