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the layout

The house has been added to in recent years. It started life a few hundred years ago as a two bedroom cottage. Side wings to the cottage were added in the 80’s and 90’s. 327 more words


GBFD - Scorched and then the first rain came

As I mentioned in my last post we had our first rain for over a month during Monday night plus the temperatures have dropped this week by about 10°C, making it again possible to work in the garden with some degree of comfort at least for most of the morning and in late afternoon. 514 more words

Garden Blogggers Foliage Day

Alliums in the formal beds

I planted 1000 allium aflatunense ‘Purple Sensation’ in the front two formal beds in autumn 2008.

All have now disappeared sadly; rather than replant I have decided to scatter seed from a wild allium that grows on the road verges and in the area outside the gate.  185 more words


2012 HGTV Dreamhouse Features "Bio-Native" Grasses!

The 2012 HGTV Dreamhouse has been revealed!  It’s in Park City, Utah, and it looks to be set up as a skiier’s retreat.  Take a look: 493 more words

Landscape Design

A Very Irish Garden!

A Friend Visited Today…
and remarked that this was a “very Irish garden.”
I asked her what she meant?
“It’s definitely not an English garden, or any other type of a garden!” 142 more words

Views from my windows

I haven’t been posting as much as I would like, but it is either actually get things done or write about doing them!

After several weeks of hot sunny weather yesterday afternoon we finally had a couple of hours of rain.  502 more words