Category Archives: Gardens

West Green House

I’ve had West Green House on my list of places to visit for a little while now and finally got to tick it off at the weekend. Situated on the edge of the village of Hartley Wintney in Hampshire, the … Continue reading

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A Garden Design

We’ve been all about the garden here recently; mulching hedges and beds, planting trees, sowing seeds and making plans for our next project. Deer are becoming more frequent visitors to the garden; in fact I shooed one away early yesterday … Continue reading

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Tulips

Everything seems to be getting into its stride out in the garden at the moment; delicate blossom, perky daffodils, swathes of bluebells, and now the tulips. The colours are rich and jewel-bright (apt given they are from Sarah Raven’s Venetian … Continue reading

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A Turf Seat

Isn’t this the most delightful garden seat? Made of turf and woven hazel, it looks like the perfect spot to spend a summer’s afternoon with a good book and a glass of something cool and refreshing close to hand. I’d … Continue reading

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Yellow is the Colour

I had intended to start this post by apologising for posting yet more pictures from my garden, but then having given it some thought, I realised I’m not sorry at all; I just can’t get enough of the fact it’s … Continue reading

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Signs of Life

It’s amazing the difference a few days of warmer weather has made in our garden; what looked brown and unpromising just a few short weeks ago, is now fresh, green and raring to go. I’m so happy that spring has … Continue reading

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Bee Friendly Flowers

This weather has just got to stop. I normally have quite a high tolerance for the cold and grey as I like the excuse to make the house all cosy. However, even I am starting to feel a little despondent … Continue reading

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Coming Around to Dahlias

When we were first planning our cut flower beds in late 2011, I recoiled in horror at the suggestion that I might want to grow dahlias. For me, they smacked of competitive growers and gaudy planting schemes, and I just … Continue reading

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Sowing Sweet Peas

This may seem like a strange thing to be doing when the temperatures have just plummeted below zero again and it’s snowing, but rest assured, March is still a good time to be planting sweet peas under cover. It’s also … Continue reading

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Planting an Orchard

One of my abiding memories from the day we moved to our house was exploring the garden properly for the first time. It was a gloriously warm spring day and the apple and pear trees that cluster together half way … Continue reading

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