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Scurrying After Spring

It’s been long time since I last wrote and the garden has spent most of that time being rained on. I spent most of that time waiting for the rain […]

Stop-Start Season

In the gap between completing the pergola assembly and starting on levelling the patio, I’ve been trying to get on with the winter clean-up. I know that ideally, the winter […]

Pergola Finally Finished*

Despite racing to complete, we weren’t able to finish the pergola before the end of 2020 because we ran out of Vaseline. That’s not a statement I ever thought I […]

Pergola Progress

Over Christmas and all during the limbo period between Christmas Day and New Year, we’ve been building the pergola. It’s consumed the daylight hours. There has been the odd “day […]

Patio Clearance 2020

It’s that time of the year again when the patio is cleared for winter. At the best of times this is a heavy job but this year was worse. Aside […]

Autumn in the Garden

The clocks have changed for winter and while we get a little bit of light back in the mornings (that only lasts for a few weeks), the dark evenings are […]

Starting the Main Border, Again

I’ve come up with the imaginative name of “Main Border” for the very final border in the garden, this might change but I recently came up with the name and […]

Polishing and Blocky Bottoms

Years ago, when we first moved into our house and inherited the garden, I couldn’t imagine how many miles long the list of outdoor work and jobs was to get […]

Skirting the Urn

The “Rectangle” grass area of the garden is formed by the straight border edges of Fruit Avenue, the Crescent and the large (not-yet-named) border on one side and the Landing […]