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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.


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


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.

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


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

 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

 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)

 Best news is that the scaffolding is finally slowly coming down





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.

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



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.

 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.




Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 12:03

A few now the suns back out...

 Ruby Penstemon and apricot Dalmation Foxglove

 spuds have been delicious this year.

 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...

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

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

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

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

 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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