Category Archives: Visiting gardens & days out

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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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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Six on Saturday: Wollerton Old Hall

Yesterday I met up with three ex-colleagues to visit Wollerton Old Hall. near Market Drayton in Shropshire, about an hour’s journey from home; this was my third visit, and the garden remains one of my favourites. Four acres in size, … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Here and There

We have been out and about in the last week or two, starting with a visit to RHS Harlow Carr where last week’s Six on Saturday’s sculptures were. The above view shows the part of the iconic streamside garden which … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: 70 Days of Sculpture for RHS Harlow Carr’s 70th

Joining Jon the Propagator for Six on Saturday

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Wordless Wednesday: Ethereal White Persian Pond

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Six on Saturday: Rather Chihuly at Kew

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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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