Category Archives: open gardens

All Done…

Tuesday afternoon saw the last of our gardening openings for this year, with a group visit from a local gardening club. The group had actually booked to visit last year but Covid put paid to that, so I was pleased … Continue reading

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And Oh! The Roses…

Behind the gate Are surprises, Something different Around every corner. And oh! The roses… A feast for the eyes. Cup of tea please. The sweet peas are early. A magical experience, Delightfully quirky. Everything’s late. Welcome! Have you Been before? … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Apricots

Just a very quick vase post from me this Monday, with a quickly snipped clutch of Rosa ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’ and foliage from the ‘devil’s plant’ (symphoricarpos) that I expended a lot of energy trying to remove from the hedge. … Continue reading

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Playing Away

When you are preparing to open your own garden it can be hard to find or make the time to visit any other gardens, especially as June is invariably the peak month for garden openings. However, we managed it last … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Visitors

In less than four weeks time we will be welcoming visitors as we open our garden for the National Garden Scheme, so we continue to crack on with necessary tasks in the garden. Now in our 5th year of opening … Continue reading

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Winter Gems in Mid February

With double-digit temperatures yesterday and periods of sunshine instead of the promised showers, I managed to take the promised video of the winter gems – some of the winter gems, that is, because despite thinking before Christmas that everything looked … Continue reading

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Cancelled…

We were able to open our garden for the National Garden Scheme in February last year but our June openings were cancelled and there was inevitably doubt over our 2021 planned dates, particularly the February one. We were contacted in … Continue reading

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Somewhere…

… if you are in the UK, there will be a garden opening for the National Garden Scheme this week. Most gardens, like ours, that would normally be opening for the scheme this summer are no longer doing so for … Continue reading

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Braving the Elements

Thank you all for your good wishes on our first early opening for the National Garden Scheme. After storm Ciara had passed over people said we were lucky it wasn’t that weekend we were opening – we knew nothing at … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Ready for Visitors (including Dennis)

As some of you will know, we are opening the garden for the National Garden Scheme tomorrow, the first time we have opened in February. It has been a pleasure to be able to share the garden with a wider … Continue reading

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