Category Archives: My Place

A moment in the garden

My favourite time of day right now is the early evening. After tucking the kids into bed I usually have some time before my husband arrives home, so I wander down to the vegetable garden to enjoy it by the fading … Continue reading

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Is it a bird?

…is it a hat? No, it’s a leek flower! We didn’t get around to eating these leeks that were planted last year so they’ve sat in their raised bed growing away merrily. Once I saw the minaret-like buds forming, I … Continue reading

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The Study: Sourcebook

Following on from my last post about the recent makeover of our study, I thought I’d share with you my sourcebook for some of the things used in the room. Happy browsing!     Rustic lantern – Alison at Home Striped … Continue reading

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Before & After: Study

When we viewed this house before buying it, what we now call the study was used as a family/TV room by the then owners, and before that it had been their children’s playroom. As I’ve mentioned before, the room is … Continue reading

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Broad Beans

I’m growing two varieties of broad beans this year; ‘Aquadulce Claudia’, which I sowed under cover in the early spring and are now ready to pick, and the smaller, sweeter ‘Stereo’ which were planted direct and can be eaten whole like mange tout. … Continue reading

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A peek at the garden

This year I remembered to stake my plants early having learned the hard way last summer when I had to battle through flowers and foliage to the back of the border to stop my top heavy delphiniums from snapping in … Continue reading

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Sunshine, a Pub Lunch & a Campfire

The long weekend passed by in its customary blur but the sunshine completely made it and meant we spent much of it outside. After pottering in the garden on Saturday, we ventured out on Sunday to celebrate my Mum’s birthday; … Continue reading

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Flowers from the Garden

My parents are joining us for the weekend and I’ve put this little posy of flowers from the garden in the guest bedroom for them to enjoy. It looks really pretty, even if I do say so myself. There isn’t … 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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