Category Archives: Visiting gardens & days out

Rambling Outwith the Garden, Again

As promised, we have had another night away in the campervan, disguised on this blog by advance scheduling of posts, and with a bit of juggling put together an itinerary of three gardens on the first day, and a more … Continue reading

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Out and About Again

The second of our brief forays in the campervan took us into Shropshire, the adjacent county. Unfortunately, the timing of the overnight stop we were able to squeeze in this week precluded visits to two very worthwhile Shropshire gardens, although … Continue reading

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Out and About

We have a teeny tiny campervan that we bought with the intention of using it mostly for short stops of one or two nights, but Covid put paid to that last year and even when campsites began to re-open it … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Outside the Back Door

Outside the back door are a number of newly acquired plants, awaiting an opportunity to be planted out in the garden: sadly, this task is probably at the bottom of my list, if I was working to a list, which … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Expansive

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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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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: Having a Ball

Having been forecast a damp day yesterday, it was a pleasant surprise to find the rain held off till mid-afternoon, leaving just grey skies for the day out we had planned. My order of bulbs from Peter Nyssen had arrived … Continue reading

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Behind the Gate

Today was due to be the first of our three June openings for the National Garden Scheme, cancelled because of Covid 19, so in the absence of visitors I thought I would share some of the things they would have … Continue reading

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