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Derbyshire Diversions

We enjoyed a couple of days in Derbyshire recently, postponed from June when it was originally going to be tagged onto our visit to the Chatsworth Flower Show. Not surprisingly, as well as admiring floral displays at Haddon Hall (above … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Just Deserts

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Gatherings of Gardeners

Kate of Barn House Garden talked recently about receiving the promotional material required for opening her garden under the rebranded National Garden Scheme; on Sunday, The Golfer and I attended the Staffordshire, Birmingham and West Midlands ‘county’ lunch (although technically … 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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Countdown

Thank you for all the kind comments about our acceptance for the National Garden Scheme – even though I knew in my own mind that if not accepted I would be disappointed but would still open informally on a local basis … Continue reading

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Size Does Matter

The two most commented on plants during our open garden were the clematis I showed the other day, C ‘Franziska Maria’, and Inula magnifica – not surprisingly as the former is now three dimensionally larger than a tennis ball whilst … Continue reading

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