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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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What’s the Damage?

No physical damage to the garden (or any visitors!) during our open days, I am pleased to say, other than the demise of the balloons the NGS provide to draw attention to your garden when you open. OK, tying them … Continue reading

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Ina Vase on Monday: After the Ball is Over

This week’s In a Vase on Monday offering consists of ‘ball’ Dahlia ‘Glow’ and Amaranthus caudatus courtesy of the cutting beds, new vase courtesy of lovely blogging friend Anna of Green Tapestry and a now redundant poster courtesy of the … Continue reading

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The Days In-between

Having opened the garden for the NGS on Wednesday and opening again on Sunday we feel as if we are in a kind of limbo – not just because urgent tasks are almost non-existent, but also because we feel geographically … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Just Deserts

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‘In a Vase on Friday…’

I couldn’t resist photographing and posting this – the completed collection of plant information labels for the forthcoming open days. Not that I have ever had as many different blooms as this in my Monday vase – I ran out … Continue reading

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