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Camera Corner

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 08:02

Trip to Llandudno over the weekend.. Have not been for  a long time and was suprised how beautiful and unspoilt the bay is.

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 19:32

I forgot to put a pic of the main area of the gardens that was in flower ... DOH

 

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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 14:38

Started work on increasing the number of veg beds ready for winter planting, its hard work getting through this grass though.. I also need to order the bare root hedging so these different areas look  a little less metal fencing.

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 Had quite decent crops from the two beds of Pots  - Fennel - Cabbage - French Beans - Borlotti beans - Chard and sprouts .

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but I quickly realised I need a lot  more space especially to get some rotation..

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 Not a lots changed at the front other than some Anemones appearing (no idea what the variety) though they are getting a little lost under the mass of sweet peas

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 The Verbenas gone mad (10ft tall in places) but is colourful and at least gives the sweet peas something to climb on (note for next year - taller teepees)

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 Best news is that the scaffolding is finally slowly coming down

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 14:11

Took a trip to Land Farm Gardens as its only a few miles away using the GW magazine 2 for 1.. Most of the garden is past its prime it has to be said at this time but its still a lovely remote spot and very inspiring.

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 The artwork is a little spooky though.. I would love these in our woods but not sure what the OH would think..

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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:22

@Lily - very jealous re your wall - looks lovely.  Now regarding being on some TV program --  absolutely not;

I have come to the conclusion every one who appears on these things goes over budget and has a nervous breakdown so I'm staying well away lol.

Lily . the door half way up goes to a bedroom.. The right hand side of the barn is on three levels whilst the left hand side is two - the hallway divides the two sides (if that makes sense - I'll see if I can find some pics)..

 

David how old are your pear trees (the orchard area here has so far produced 2 apples and 3 plums)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 13:51

Kitchen finished and staircase going in (pretty much the last jobs) just the old pointing to remove and replace outside. Then the scaffolding can finally come down.

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 Forgot this pic of  verbena bonariensis. I quite like it - Others don't and say its a weed. I think I should have nipped it out a lot more - we came back from holiday and it was 10ft tall in places still it helps hides the oil tank.

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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 12:03

A few now the suns back out...

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 Ruby Penstemon and apricot Dalmation Foxglove

 

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 spuds have been delicious this year.

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 Turkeys in the back field.. Think they have got a taste for something in the veg patch?

 

 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 20:00

The clematis is Niobe

Delphiniums and Lupins

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 15:18

Lupins I replace one or two every year so you always have some established mixed with the new.. I think at a guess this makes them have a life of around 4 years to 5 max in my garden.. I find after that they get too big with a lack of flowers compared to the size of the plant...

 

 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 14:17

Just a few from this afternoon...

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 The new Clematis has sprung back into life after a shaky start and is covered in buds and growth -

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 Sweet peas are finally flowering (I told you I'm  a month behind)

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 The little walled area at the front is filling out (finally)

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 We have fruit on what looks like a rather poorly fruit tree - What fruit is another question - I'm guessing they are apples?

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 And the veg plots are starting to look like they are alive.. Just need to build 3 more pairs! ps Im fed up now with having Rocket at every meal lol

 

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