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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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Six on Saturday: After the Whirlwind

At 10.30 this morning 29 members of the West Yorkshire Hardy Plant Society (HPS) filed down the side of our house and into the garden; an hour and 101 questions later they were gone, on their way to Devon for … 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 Six Jam Jars on Sunday (aka IAVOM)

Another brief post from me, but I am sure that opening our garden twice in the last few days is a good enough excuse, if an excuse was needed! I will feedback in due course, probably after our big group … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Apricots

Just a very quick vase post from me this Monday, with a quickly snipped clutch of Rosa ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’ and foliage from the ‘devil’s plant’ (symphoricarpos) that I expended a lot of energy trying to remove from the hedge. … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Visitors

In less than four weeks time we will be welcoming visitors as we open our garden for the National Garden Scheme, so we continue to crack on with necessary tasks in the garden. Now in our 5th year of opening … Continue reading

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Cancelled…

We were able to open our garden for the National Garden Scheme in February last year but our June openings were cancelled and there was inevitably doubt over our 2021 planned dates, particularly the February one. We were contacted in … Continue reading

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Musings From an Unopened Garden

It has been an interesting few months in lockdown, with our garden openings cancelled because of it, but it has given me time to explore, enjoy and tweak the garden without the hindrance of days when it becomes public property … 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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Braving the Elements

Thank you all for your good wishes on our first early opening for the National Garden Scheme. After storm Ciara had passed over people said we were lucky it wasn’t that weekend we were opening – we knew nothing at … Continue reading

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