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Three Strikes and Out

Weather-wise, we’ve had a terrible start to the gardening season for 2018. Winter long outstayed its welcome and in fact returned several times to make sure we wouldn’t forget it. […]

Floating Borders

It’s been quiet on the blog recently as I’ve been forced inside during the last several weeks as rain is followed by more rain and then again by yet even […]

Shoddy Maintenance

When taking on a garden, I’ve always kept up with the maintenance of areas that have been restored before starting new ones. This way, completed areas don’t fall back into […]

Distractions

When I looked back in the blogging calendar, I realised I had left June with barely a single post. It wasn’t intentional and sadly it wasn’t because I was on […]

Late Frost

It’s been a rather busy spring and there has been a lot of work done already that I haven’t written about as such but some highlights are: The sweet peas […]

Blood and Roses

Eyes squint from facing into direct sun, arms tremble from being held above head-height, hands shake, fingers twitch. Just one more knot needed to tame the rose and fix it against […]

The New Front Border - Part 1

The front border is a narrow semi-circle, which the drive wraps around forming the “in and out”. It has gone through many iterations; when we first saw it, it was […]

Doing the Front Border - Again

It was all supposed to look so beautiful. A gleaming white picket fence, a formal half-moon, edged with naughtily ruffled thyme behind which were balls of lavender, then a mass […]

The Great Wide Crack

This post is not about my posterior. Instead, it is about one my favourite things: terracotta pots. I love pots in general, I love having them on the patio. I […]