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… 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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In a Vase on Monday: Oops!

I hadn’t anticipated yesterday being a particularly busy day, but with a visit to support a local NGS (National Garden Scheme) garden in the morning, a commitment in the afternoon and then our least favourite garden opening task – putting … Continue reading

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Done and Dusted (but without the dusting!)

With the final two group visits last week, our 2018 garden openings are over  and the house and garden are more or less back to normal routines, as are the Gardener and the Golfer. The most noticeable change, and the … Continue reading

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All Work and No Play

It would be easy to stay largely at home and keep on tweaking the garden in preparation for the approaching open days, but that could make the Golfer and me a pair of dullards – so on Monday we swapped … Continue reading

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A Medlar Experiment – and a Surprise!

I can assure you that the surprise was NOT that bletted medlars are the most delicious fruit I have ever tasted… However, I have now tasted (and when I say tasted I mean tentatively tried the teeniest bit on the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: 2017 Edition, Here We Come!

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A Piece of Cake

I treated myself to visiting some NGS ‘Yellow Book’ gardens this afternoon, two gardens in one village and one in other, a total journey of about 30 miles or so. The rain held off and it was sunny and mostly … Continue reading

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