Tag Archives: ornamental gardening

Cuttings v2.0

Sorry for the shock – 2 blog posts in so short a time. Yep, it’s time for another relaunch of Home on the Hill. You see, the main purpose of this blog is as a bit of a diary for … Continue reading

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New season begins with the Edible Garden Show and a HEOG meeting

So the 2016 season is off to a good start with a trip to the Edible Garden Show and the first HEOG meeting of the year. We had booked tickets for the Edible Garden Show way back in the autumn … Continue reading

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Garden open and day and music afternoon SUCCESS!

Yay, we did it! The sun shone (a bit), the musicians played, helpers made tea and served cake (thanks to Anna, Dot and Sorrel). Around 100 paying guests came, plus children. In total we made ¬£430 for Friends of the … Continue reading

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Open garden and music afternoon

  Yes, I’m actually doing it – hopefully the music will distract folk from the weeds a little! Anyway, more details on my Facebook page, and some videos of Keith’s music on YouTube¬†– see you there?

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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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Renovating the small pond

I’ve been meaning to do this for years, but finally got round to it this August bank holiday. The pond has never been good since we moved here in 1998. At first I thought that it could be fixed but … Continue reading

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Great Garden Plans 2012

Early in 2012, we decided to put the veg beds under cover in order to concentrate on a few projects – like getting the back garden and courtyard sorted. But then, when we thought about it, there were loads of … Continue reading

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Courtyard Work in Progress

At the back of our house there’s a space that we’ve never really done much with, although it’s part we can see from the kitchen and study, as we walk through it almost daily to get to the cars. So … Continue reading

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I need a sit down

I’m just coming to the end of my week off and it’s been very productive. But I need to go back to work for a sit-down. The big achievements are that I finished pruning the orchard, and moved into the … Continue reading

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