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Hello Again

Back to my Blog!  I’ve missed it myself, though I wonder if anyone else has? It’s been “resting”- I only wish I had been too. This revival is due partly to the New Year, but also to the feeling that … Continue reading

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Transformed by Snow

The garden in Winter has its charms, but the garden covered is snow is magical: it even smells and sounds quite different. This is when the architecture – the ‘bones of the garden’ – stands out with clarity. There is … Continue reading

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Household Advice from the Past

A kind friend lent me The Home Book – price one shilling (5 pence) and published by Reckitt and Sons Ltd.  It doesn’t have a date inside, but the illustration on the cover puts it in the 1930s. It calls … Continue reading

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A Year in the Garden

I’ve not been very active on my blog recently.  Last year I was exceptionally busy – we had over 750 visitors to the garden.  But it’s an odd fact that prevarication always leads to more prevarication. As it’s the new … Continue reading

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A Big Buzz and a Little Buzz

Our garden was certainly buzzing this Sunday.  It was our last NGS opening for the year, the sun shone, and 124 visitors were enjoying the tea-and-cake and asking about the identity of plants. But my friend, Lyn, became interested in … Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bunny

One of the delights of a country garden is the wildlife, but it’s also one of the snags. Along with the birds and the butterflies, we have LOTS of rabbits, as well as moles, squirrels, field mice and the occasional … Continue reading

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The Last Crown Prince

The end of a dynasty?  No – the last of our pumpkins for this season. If you want to grow a Pumpkin (Winter Squash) to keep through the winter, then look out for the variety ‘Crown Prince’ – I think … Continue reading

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