Tag Archives: pleasure grounds

Of bees, blossom and barking deer!

Summer may have arrived! The garden has really moved on this week, particularly in the herbaceous borders which despite limited colour have a wonderful lushness to them. That said, the shrubs are performing well: the first of the tree paeonies are … Continue reading

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Preparing for spring

A calm, dry weekend allowed us to finish off the herbaceous border work for the winter. All stems have now been cut down to ground level, allowing the new growth to come through unimpeded. Some plants are already starting to … Continue reading

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A weekend of contrast

Saturday proved the ideal day to get on with the final phase of cutting back the borders and the herb garden – cold, dry, no wind with a bit of sun thrown in. We’ve been cutting back the borders in phases … Continue reading

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View from the top

Aided by the birds, a nursery of baby beech, rowan, blackcurrants, gooseberries, ivy and cotoneasters not to mention willow-herb, nettles, grass and other weeds has been quietly establishing itself 10 feet up on the top of the walls, so I … Continue reading

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