Tag Archives: ornamental gardening

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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Cuttings v2.0

Sorry for the shock – 2 blog posts in so short a time. Yep, it’s time for another relaunch of Home on the Hill. You see, the main purpose of this blog is as a bit of a diary for … Continue reading

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New season begins with the Edible Garden Show and a HEOG meeting

So the 2016 season is off to a good start with a trip to the Edible Garden Show and the first HEOG meeting of the year. We had booked tickets for the Edible Garden Show way back in the autumn … Continue reading

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Garden open and day and music afternoon SUCCESS!

Yay, we did it! The sun shone (a bit), the musicians played, helpers made tea and served cake (thanks to Anna, Dot and Sorrel). Around 100 paying guests came, plus children. In total we made ¬£430 for Friends of the … Continue reading

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Open garden and music afternoon

  Yes, I’m actually doing it – hopefully the music will distract folk from the weeds a little! Anyway, more details on my Facebook page, and some videos of Keith’s music on YouTube¬†– see you there? Please follow and like … 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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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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