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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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Tree planting

About this time of year, we try to have some kind of family and friends gardening day, with a big breakfast. Apparently it’s farmhouse breakfast week, so that’s an excuse for lovely local sausages, bacon, eggs from the chooks, and … Continue reading

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Compost City

So, this weekend was a busy family weekend, but we did manage to fit in a few hours in the garden today. Keith continued clearing the space for the tree planting in a few weeks. We have lots of neighbours … Continue reading

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National Herb Centre Visit

I went to the National Herb Centre near Banbury the other day. It’s not too far from here and I wanted to pick up some white or pink flowered lavender and look for a statue for a small niche in … 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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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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