Category Archives: open gardens

Catching Up: You Might Want to Sit Down With a Cup of Tea…

Having been left unexpectedly vehicle-less this morning and my usual Friday morning activities curtailed, I shall take the opportunity to catch up and report on our garden openings and our visits the following week. After all the preparations, the hustle … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Different Bells, Different Whistles

After our third and final garden opening day of the year we can begin to assess the relative benefits of opening for three days instead of the two days of the previous two years. My first thought is that the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Respite

I am sure I have posted a similar picture before, but as my default response to a session of garden opening this would hardly be surprising; so, after opening on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons and a group visit on Thursday … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: the Sun Has Come Out and a Sweet Fragrance Hangs in the Air

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A Random Six on Saturday

There is no theme to my Six on Saturday today, although if I could post fragrances that is what you be experiencing instead of six fairly random photos. I cannot even post pictures of the six things given me the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Oops!

I hadn’t anticipated yesterday being a particularly busy day, but with a visit to support a local NGS (National Garden Scheme) garden in the morning, a commitment in the afternoon and then our least favourite garden opening task – putting … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Ready(ish) and Waiting

Was it only a week ago that there were collywobbles loitering with intent to unsettle? Well, they didn’t hang around for long, and the absence of our usual activities due to a Bank Holiday weekend meant additional time to crack … Continue reading

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