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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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In a Vase on Monday: Pot of Promises

Travelling to our NGS lunch yesterday, barely 20 miles from home, to pick up posters and publicity material for this summer’s garden openings (as well as eating our lovely lunch!), we drove down lanes with snow banked several feet high … Continue reading

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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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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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