Tag Archives: drives and entrances

Spring cleaning (and tidying)

First of all to write about what I’ve just done because I’m dead pleased with it! I’m not very good at pruning my ornamentals – never know when to do what. So unless Monty tells me on a Friday night, … Continue reading

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Tidying up

The good news is that I finished pruning the orchard on 25th February – earliest finish yet, I think. I’m planning a proper blog post about it soon, and maybe an accompanying video, if I get around to it before … Continue reading

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Stormy weather

It’s been a really wet and windy winter. The storms started mid-December and don’t seem to have let up yet. On Wednesday, we lost huge chunks of a large conifer behind the shed in the back garden. Luckily it missed … Continue reading

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Compost City

So, this weekend was a busy family weekend, but we did manage to fit in a few hours in the garden today. Keith continued clearing the space for the tree planting in a few weeks. We have lots of neighbours … Continue reading

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No more Kerria japonica

I finished clearing the dreaded Kerria and the Lonicera nitida yukky stuff. The space will have a new fence put up and fresh new planting – spring bulbs on the dark side of the fence by the drive, more colourful … Continue reading

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Garden destruction

I’ve just chopped down loads of Kerria japonica and Lonicera nitida. Very satisfying as I hate both plants and their removal is to make space for some lighter new planting. Here’s the big pile of stuff I have to clear … Continue reading

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