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General Update – 12 December 2020

Pond planting … Had a dry day in the garden finally so got to work trying to finish off my main bed. Still 5 leeks left in it, which are falling all over the place. Planted Tulipa ‘Kingsblood’ and Tulipa ‘Denmark’ in the Main Bed amongst the perennials. Moved Hosta sieboldiana ‘Blue Angel’ from the […]

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Pond Building – November 2020

Started digging my pond in November 2020. At the bottom corner of the lawn. Not massive, but got it quite deep, so hopefully it will be enough to prevent winter freezing. Was please that the stone layer just ended up to be a sandstone layer and was easy to break through in the end. Pure […]

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General Update – 15 November 2020

Awful weekend of wet and windy weather. Didn’t do a lot as it was so awful! Planted up the Senecio candidans ‘Angel Wings’ with Tulipa ‘Queen of Night’ and Tulipa ‘Pays Bas’ underneath. Black and white effect should look nice. Lifted the Patio stones in my Main Bed – Top which were there while the […]

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General Update – 1 November 2020

After a wet couple of weeks a lot of the garden is looking a bit sorry for itself. The warm temperatures have still meant that a lot of plants are still trying to flower though. One of my Colchicum autumnale ‘Album’ started flowering. Very pretty. Planted up the cuttings of my Salvia ‘Amistad’ into Grey […]

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General Update – 8 November 2020

A really good weekend of tidying the garden. We had our first frosts this week after some nice clear skies. This stuffed a few of the tender plants, so I got on with lifting them. On Saturday I did: Dug up and trimmed all of my Dahlias. Good tubors on most of them, except Dahlia […]

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Vegetable Update – October 2020

Planted out: Kale and Mizuna I’ve been growing on in pots. They were a bit pot bound! I cleared out the squash and tomato bed, raked over and then planted out: 50 x Onion sets (Radar) 8 Shallots (Jermour) 2 Garlic Cloves (French Soft Neck: Germidour) Also cleared out the lettuces which had gone over […]

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General Update – 11 October 2020

A lovely sunny autumn afternoon in the garden. Mainly tidied but also spent a good while tagging my herbaceous plants ready for the winter. I want to be able to see what I’ve got when everything has died down so that I can plan and move things easily. I bought some tags, electrical tape and […]

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General Update – 27 September 2020

The first week of “autumn” proper. We got on with tidying up the patio and other things generally. A lovely sunny day, but a chill wind. Got on with a lot including: Planted up the Brassicas and winter lettuce which I grew from seed a few weeks ago. They’ve done well and are growing strongly. […]

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General Update – 6 September 2020

The garden is looking lush, but a lot of things have gone over a little bit and looking a bit tired. Today I didn’t do a lot, mainly general maintenance. I tidied up the second batch of peas which didn’t do well. They went over and mildewy before even flowering. I replaced these with some […]

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General Update – 12 September 2020

The garden is looking a little untidy and a lot of things are starting to go over. Still a lot of flowers though. Today I didn’t do a lot, mainly general maintenance and tidying. Tidied up the tomato bed and the squash and nasturtiums surrounding it. Everything is going a bit mental in that area […]