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Mad May

Posted by Mitch on May 2, 2016 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I can see that I have not posted on here since November last year. Firstly this is due to my studying leaving me little time to get online, but I managed to revamp this website so it is easier to navigate and is relevant to the garden we currently own.

Not much landscaping has been ongoing as the weather was inclement over December, January and February. After recieving some devastating news about my husband, we ha...

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Whew! November already!

Posted by Mitch on November 8, 2015 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

It has been an interesting year weatherwise. Spring was cold, and the summer lagged behind by about two weeks. We planted up a new border in April, which by July was burgeoning! This was probably due to all the guinea pig manure I used before planting up. Late June saw our first Open Garden evening, which despite rain easing 5 minutes before our first visitor, proved quite a success. Then came our Daylily Weekend mid July. We were well attended. Saturday was qui...

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March

Posted by Mitch on March 23, 2015 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Sorry I haven't posted for a while. Life in the garden has been busy with seed sowing and redeveloping areas plus totally new landscaping. The weather over the winter has been mild, some cold frosty mornings mixed in with lovely sunny, warm days. It is great to see the days stretching out now, which is bringing on plants and shoots. Miniature narcissus are in full flower power, with alliums and Hemerocallis poking through. I managed to kill a mole who was damaging plants...

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2015-Happy New Year

Posted by Mitch on January 31, 2015 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

A Happy New Year to you all. May your plants grow well this season. We have snowdrops in bud in the garden at the moment. Amazingly they have taken from clumps swapped last year and I want them to spread under the Alder trees. A couple of Hellebores have been brave enough to start flowering too and Daffodil and Ret. Iris are showing foliage. Weather here today is very very windy, with sleet and rain showers. Not long now until I start to sow perennial seeds...

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December 2014

Posted by Mitch on December 19, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Oh dear! I see that I have not updated since the summer! Busy busy busy! We have been  landscaping the area next to the new fence. The corner by the gate is now planted up. A gentle grassed curved pathway leads up to the fence line. This is placed over the old tree stumps so we can mow and keep tidy, until the stumps rot away. A huge mound of earth is waiting for better weather (It is snowing as I write) to get spread across this new planting...

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July 2014

Posted by Mitch on July 16, 2014 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Well July has has the same mixed weather as last month as well as some very hot days. Garden opening is going well. We had a group of 16 one evening, which was mainly about Hemerocallis. All enjoyed my short talk and wandering around the garden. It was surprising how many cars we could fit on the driveway, so are considering an evening opening next year. I would like to do a Daylily weekend at some point, plus start up Propagation Courses. Lots in the pipeline! Landscapi...

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June 2014

Posted by Mitch on June 11, 2014 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Haven't posted on here for a while. Busy busy busy! Pricking out seeds and weeding plus a good garden tidy up for us as we opened the garden on 1st May by arrangement now until 30th September. The leylandii 'trees' were cut down and a new fence erected. Suddenly we have an extra 5 feet of space...lots of plans and planting ideas being formed. The Penstemon meadow is on course to be planted out very shortly, along with some Hemerocallis that need to get out of their pots. Weather is inclement ...

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March 2014

Posted by Mitch on March 22, 2014 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

This month has been mild too, although the back half of March has been cooler. One or two frosty nights have pushed seeds into germinating, so there is usually something that has germinated daily showing green spikes in the morning. March has been very windy and Daffodils have been the main casualty, getting snapped off at the base. I have them in a jam jar, as my one and only vase got broken.

Plant growth is surging ahead now, and it is great to see...

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February 2014

Posted by Mitch on March 22, 2014 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

This month has been mild and dry. Plants and growth have come on fairly rapidly. Seeds have been sown and plug plants potted up for the open garden sales. The area under the larch has been turfed and planted up with woodland lovers. Hopefully it will mature over the summer. Still lots of space to fill under there so a great opportunity to aqcuire more plants!

January 2014

Posted by Mitch on January 19, 2014 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, it is January, a new year and seasons for growing. I have made some progress under the larch tree regarding the removal of the moss before planting up with bulbs and spring flowering perennials. The weather today has beaten me however as the rain has set in. One corner of the garden contains a Juniperis horizontalis, which is trying to cover the lawn! I think this will get removed soon. Space then for anothe...

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