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Ivy
2018-03-16 09:08:37
During the course of last summer, the roof was replaced at home. Much mess, much hassle but at least it is now done. A note to you...

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Ivy

16/03/2018 09:08

During the course of last summer, the roof was replaced at home.  Much mess, much hassle but at least it is now done.  A note to you all, if it is not imperative, do not do it!  As a consequence, a large section of the climing vine on the outside of the house was damaged and at last yesterday, the dead vine was removed.  I'm hoping we will get new growth so fingers crossed...

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Stocks

16/03/2018 08:57

Beautiful scent of stocks in my kitchen at the moment.  Gives me a smile...

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Wisteria

05/07/2013 19:27

I took this photo a few weeks ago and it has just popped up in my photo stream.  Stunning...

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Chelsea 2013

06/06/2013 18:04

My favourite showgarden at Chelsea Flower Show this year was designed by Susannah Hunter.  Her work is inspirational and I have been a fan of her bags, tables and chairs for many years.  My kindle even has its own little Susannah Hunter cover.  Her garden may have been mini but it took my breath away...


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Violets

10/05/2013 14:07

To continue the story of my drive, I now have the prettiest little violets peeking through the gravel. It makes me wonder whether they will disappear when I get new gravel. I am gong to have to be careful. 

 



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Planting

26/02/2013 10:19

You may remember last year that I made some heroic efforts to spruce up my drive.  It involved planting a box trees.  The ambition was not a hedge but more a selection of huge box balls and cones, which in years to come would morphe into each other.  We have a long way to go but the box lives, which I consider an achievement.  This year I have replaced the fence bordering my neighbour and am planning a new planting scheme.  So far, so good.  It is an expensive process and I want to get it right.  All ideas welcome...

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Creeper

08/10/2012 18:54

My house is covered with a stunning creeper.  To be completely candid, I cannot tell you its Latin name, or even its nick-name; it was on the house when I arrived 18 years ago.  With all the problems the weather has created on the farm and in the garden, my creeper is the best ever.  We may have no fruit but we have this to cheer us up...

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Snowdrops

13/02/2012 10:34

The snowdrop is certainly one of my favourite flowers; I love its resiliance.  This photo just about sums it up.  Strength and beauty.

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Winter pots

15/11/2011 22:14

I have been trying to make more of an effort in the garden this autumn, particularly with my pots.  I always associate pots with endless heaving of watering cans and the nagging nuisance of having to water last thing at night.  However, I have just discovered the joy of winter pots.  Limited watering.  Unlimited enjoyment.  I have a focus on pansies and violas, which I can see from the kitchen window.  The back door is much more inviting.  And, in a triumph of organisation, I have planted five large terracotta pots by the front door with bulbs.  So simple.  

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Berries

27/09/2011 21:31

Sunshine and berries; a very unusual pattern.  A balmy evening and I've been told that the temperature could get to 28 degrees at some point this week.  

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