Category Archives: gardening

The Garden, October 11th – A Study In Colour

It may officially be autumn and the sedums and the cherry trees are colouring as expected for this season but the flower beds, given our Indian summer (am I allowed to use that expression still?) are still in full show … Continue reading

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That Garden Place: An Update

I haven’t been busy in the garden. Post the wedding we decided to just let it go…. and go. Mostly laziness? Probably. The Textiliste who hates the idea of time wasted is curating a community textile show this coming weekend … Continue reading

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A Transformation

Over the last three years we’ve worked to transform various parts of the garden. One bed, originally called the Hot Bed because it was always in the sun looked like this. It’s the bed on the right of the old … Continue reading

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Post Wedding Garden

Funny thing, gardens. Put a marquee down and the grass squeaks and squeals like a tickled gerbil. But plan all you like for the flowers to be at peak bloom on the big day… And, bugger it, if they don’t … Continue reading

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The Garden, One Week To You Know What garden #weddingpreparations

By now you’re on tenterhooks, whatever those instruments of torture are, alongside me. Seven days and of yesterday and whisper it in the darkest most sound absorbent corners, it’s looking… Oh, you decide. Here’s a gallery of shots from the … Continue reading

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Two More Weeks, 15th August 2021 #garden #wedding

Yep, 14 days to go as of yesterday. So we can’t do much more in the garden than pull up the occasional persistent weed, send the resilient snails and slugs ‘on holiday’ viz tossed over the fence and hope a … Continue reading

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That Garden Update: 3rd August

I decided today that once this wedding is done and dusted I’m going to let the garden go fallow , natural and wild. Hmm. Probably not but just now that seems like a plan. Good news is lots of the … Continue reading

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Hostas To Fortune

A regular blogging friend, Sarah revealed her love of the structurally indomitable plant, the not so humble hosta. That led to me mentioning it was one of the plant types my mother loved and that I had inherited several when … Continue reading

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July Garden, After The Party #garden #july

No, not THE PARTY. That’s in August. The hen, which I mentioned yesterday. Things are coming on. The lawn should now be in pretty good fettle for the event. The new bedding planting is growing so we’re hopeful for colour. … Continue reading

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Rain Of Terror

I admit it; I’m becoming paranoid about the garden and the forthcoming nuptials that will be celebrated here. Yesterday it hosed down and while I like a bit of rain, as much as the next man, this was to be … Continue reading

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