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Garden Design Structure

Semi-dry-stone walls

7 December 2020 I don’t know why I am consistently surprised by the weather because I have learned that the one constant here is that nothing is constant. Yesterday I awoke to a hard frost. The temperature reached a heady six degrees in the middle of the day. The robin almost pushed me out of […]

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Structure Trees

Bare Root Trees

11 November 2020 My miniature ‘water garden’ (consisting of one terracotta pot and water lily) is now under water after days of torrential rain. Much of the rest of the garden requires either webbed feet or wellington boots and it looks as if the weather will remain unsettled for some days to come. Even the […]

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First Steps Structure

A Rocky Start: Creating a Garden

2 November 2020 The early years When I bought this property nine years ago, the site consisted of three acres of land used mostly for grazing and silage coupled with some small areas of mature trees. A long track took a straight path to the house at the top of the rise, so that not […]