Tag Archives: opening a garden for the NGS

The World Cup Effect?

Rather than wait till the three group visits in July are out of the way I thought I would give you a brief update of how the garden openings went. As I had to scoot off to see Elder Daughter … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: After the Ball is Over

Clearing up yesterday at the end of our second Open Garden day all I had the time (and energy!) to muster up for today’s vase were a group of the tea table vases, empty plates from the cake display and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Enjoying an Afternoon at an NGS Open Garden

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Set Fair

It was good to have that little ‘wobble’ last week, and good to be able to record it on the blog, as I can look back next year and confirm that despite the occasional nerves everything will come together in … Continue reading

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A Nerve or Two

I recently reread posts from this time of year to remind myself how I was feeling in the lead up to garden opening days, but I seemed to have been strangely silent. A lot of the general preparation work had … Continue reading

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There have been several ‘Whew!’ moments in recent weeks, as the garden is prepared for its opening days, now less than 4 weeks away. The weather, over which I have no control, played its part as planting out of seedlings … Continue reading

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Full Steam Ahead

Apart from a couple of hours at a steam event literally just down the road from us I have spent virtually all my ‘free’ time recently working on the garden. This still doesn’t amount to very many hours and for … Continue reading

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