Category Archives: Garden

Oranges in the Garden

When I first started out in gardening, in my younger days, I would turn my nose up at orange flowers, ‘I don’t do orange!’ they were too gaudy and brash! I liked the restrained look of Vita Sackville-West’s white garden, … Continue reading

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Wentworth Woodhouse

Last week my Women’s Institute had a fantastic day out at Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham in South Yorkshire. We had an amazing guide, full of character, who really brought the place alive, his knowledge of the history of Wentworth Woodhouse … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

I’ve been quite busy in the garden recently, I can actually see light at the end of the tunnel with the clearance of the AA garden! All the wooden beds have now been removed, beds have been cleared apart from … Continue reading

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A Meander Round the Garden

I’ve managed to work on the garden a fair bit over the last couple of weeks, just clearing and weeding, but at least I can see some progress… In the AA garden I’m completely redesigning it and trying to get … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

It’s been damp and murky today, so it’s lucky I took advantage of the nice weather yesterday to take some photos! June is a lovely month in a typical English garden with lot of plants coming into flower. There’s roses, … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

Well it’s been a pretty typical Bank Holiday weekend weather-wise, we’ve had some lovely sunny spells but this was the view from upstairs on Saturday! The noise in the conservatory of the rain beating down was quite deafening! Today it’s … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

Well I got what I wished for last week, some nice, gentle rain. It’s made a big difference in the garden, the weeds have shot up (well they would, wouldn’t they!) but more importantly, the soil is a lot more … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

I was looking out of the upstairs window yesterday and I thought, actually, from a distance the garden looks pretty good, it’s only close up that I think ooh err!! We seem to have more birds visiting now too, so … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

  It was the Harrogate Spring Flower Show last week, an annual pilgrimage for my friend and I, we always have a great day out, mooching round the stalls and ending up with more bags than we can carry! Friday’s … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

It’s been a lovely sunny spring day today, great for my WI’s walking group as we walked about 5 miles round the village of Beckwithshaw, saw  these gorgeous lambs in what is probably called a garth. Before I left I … Continue reading

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