Category Archives: Ornamentals

Renovating the small pond

I’ve been meaning to do this for years, but finally got round to it this August bank holiday. The pond has never been good since we moved here in 1998. At first I thought that it could be fixed but … Continue reading

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Great Garden Plans 2012

Early in 2012, we decided to put the veg beds under cover in order to concentrate on a few projects – like getting the back garden and courtyard sorted. But then, when we thought about it, there were loads of … Continue reading

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Courtyard Work in Progress

At the back of our house there’s a space that we’ve never really done much with, although it’s part we can see from the kitchen and study, as we walk through it almost daily to get to the cars. So … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Organic

We’ve been here over 12 years now. When we bought this place we really had no idea how much work a garden this size would be. We had 2 small kids, 1 teenager still at home and 1 rather demanding … Continue reading

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I need a sit down

I’m just coming to the end of my week off and it’s been very productive. But I need to go back to work for a sit-down. The big achievements are that I finished pruning the orchard, and moved into the … Continue reading

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There’s so much to do….

So, it’s February and I’m fed up. Just after Christmas, I decided to crack on with the pruning in the orchard – and my shoulder problem returned. It was so bad I took a day off work to rest it … Continue reading

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March 2009

Well, welcome to my gardening blog. I’m going to try and update it each month. So I’ll start with a quick round-up of what’s being going on in February and early March. About half the trees in the orchard have … Continue reading

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Lots of gardening

Loads has happened in the garden since my last post so here’s an update and some piccies. The main news is that the greenhouse is up and glazed. Putting it together was slow but not too complicated. But then we … Continue reading

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Pruning Day

I’ve pruned three trees today – the Indian bean tree in the back garden, and two apple trees, one of them a rather large Bramley. Here’s some before and after piccies. Please follow and like Home on the Hill:

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Gratutitous flower pic

Took this at work today and thought it’s rather lovely. Please follow and like Home on the Hill:

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