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Catching Up: You Might Want to Sit Down With a Cup of Tea…

Having been left unexpectedly vehicle-less this morning and my usual Friday morning activities curtailed, I shall take the opportunity to catch up and report on our garden openings and our visits the following week. After all the preparations, the hustle … Continue reading

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End of Month View: Different Bells, Different Whistles

After our third and final garden opening day of the year we can begin to assess the relative benefits of opening for three days instead of the two days of the previous two years. My first thought is that the … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Respite

I am sure I have posted a similar picture before, but as my default response to a session of garden opening this would hardly be surprising; so, after opening on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons and a group visit on Thursday … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: the Sun Has Come Out and a Sweet Fragrance Hangs in the Air

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Like Buses

I was just thinking yesterday that as yet there had been no requests for group visits to the garden when all of a sudden two, like buses, came along at the same time: one was from a local WI group, … Continue reading

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A Summer of Garden Visiting

Over the summer we have managed to visit a number of gardens when we have not been preoccupied with preparations and opening of our own. If we are travelling to another part of the country we will always try to … 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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