Category Archives: open gardens

Set Fair

It was good to have that little ‘wobble’ last week, and good to be able to record it on the blog, as I can look back next year and confirm that despite the occasional nerves everything will come together in … Continue reading

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A Nerve or Two

I recently reread posts from this time of year to remind myself how I was feeling in the lead up to garden opening days, but I seemed to have been strangely silent. A lot of the general preparation work had … Continue reading

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Whew!

There have been several ‘Whew!’ moments in recent weeks, as the garden is prepared for its opening days, now less than 4 weeks away. The weather, over which I have no control, played its part as planting out of seedlings … 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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In a Vase on Monday: Pot of Promises

Travelling to our NGS lunch yesterday, barely 20 miles from home, to pick up posters and publicity material for this summer’s garden openings (as well as eating our lovely lunch!), we drove down lanes with snow banked several feet high … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Tyred of Swanning About

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Debrief: Pause and Reflect

With the second group visit on Wednesday, our NGS opening for 2017 is over and we can look back to what went well and forward to what could be done better next year. On the financial side, over 2 open … Continue reading

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