Tag Archives: opening a garden for the NGS

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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Six on Saturday: Ready for Visitors (including Dennis)

As some of you will know, we are opening the garden for the National Garden Scheme tomorrow, the first time we have opened in February. It has been a pleasure to be able to share the garden with a wider … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Coming Along Nicely

With our February garden opening only 5 weeks away, there is a long ‘to-do’ list on display – or two to be exact, as the Golfer has one of his own, jobs I can entrust him to do that don’t … Continue reading

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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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