Category Archives: Ornamentals

Christmas outing to Packwood House, and SNOW!

Having been to Doddington Hall near Lincoln several Christmases running to see the decorations, we decided to try somewhere nearer to home. A quick google and we settled on Packwood House in Warwickshire. To be honest, the indoor decorations were … Continue reading

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Planting tulips and band recording

What a lovely sunny weekend we just had. Spent huge chunks of it outside. Have also been to a couple of quality gigs. On Friday night we went to see Findlay Napier at the Big Comfy Bookshop in Coventry. It’s … Continue reading

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New diary post

Right well, I’ve dithered about this for long enough! I’ve thought about writing an explanation of why I’ve been away so long (again), but thought better of it, opting instead to just WRITE SOMETHING! It’s long been my intention to … Continue reading

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Has it really been that long?

I was quite shocked when I sat down to write this post to realise I haven’t posted since Easter! I know I’ve been busy but Easter was ages ago – and the garden has grown so much that the plants … Continue reading

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Potato planting at Easter

The main event of the Easter weekend was a party for a friend-relative’s #itscomplicated 65th birthday. Because we have a house with large rooms, and the huge garden, family parties often happen here. This meant Friday was taken with some … Continue reading

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Spring sowings and stuff

I’ve been back at work a week and a half now and the holiday seems like eons ago. Got lots done though, including set up new veg plot for Jethro and Hannah – now growing them some plants to put … Continue reading

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Autumn diary

I had meant to try and write a short post each week, including diary updates of what I’ve been up to in the garden, but I got a bit sidelined into something else important. Oh well… So for this post … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning (and tidying)

First of all to write about what I’ve just done because I’m dead pleased with it! I’m not very good at pruning my ornamentals – never know when to do what. So unless Monty tells me on a Friday night, … Continue reading

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Tidying up

The good news is that I finished pruning the orchard on 25th February – earliest finish yet, I think. I’m planning a proper blog post about it soon, and maybe an accompanying video, if I get around to it before … Continue reading

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Inspirational Trip to Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

We had been meaning to get to CAT for some time, mainly to take a look at the forest garden and polytunnels because they’re both ways we’d like to develop our garden. Plus, we really like it. But the trip … Continue reading

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