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Thursday, 23 July 2015


‎I took this picture of a lily that I have growing in the east shrub border. Over the past couple of years I have been adding a few flowering plants in among the shrubs mainly to add some colour and interest but also as a nursery for young plants.

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Friday, 17 July 2015

Day one of hedge cutting 2015.

Yesterday I managed to get some hedge cutting taken care off, this in the walled garden by the garden house.


Unfortunately this is just about all I managed to get done as shortly afterwards the hedge cutter broke.

Monday, 16 September 2013

A Fruitful Afternoon.

This afternoon me and Tess have been fruit picking. We have picked a bucket full of Plums, some Figs, Blackberries and Raspberries. The Plums are just starting to ripen as the Raspberries are coming to an end. I think we have had most of the Figs now too.

Well we have half an hour to go so I think I will finish the day bagging the rest of the Onions before delivering the produce to the hall. I'm not sure who will end up with it but that's not something I like to dwell on to much.

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Friday, 13 September 2013


We planted this tree 4 years ago and its now starting to give a good crop of fruit. Now we just need to find something to do with them. Any ideas?

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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Ivy Trimming

At the moment I am clearing Ivy from some railings. Its something I like to do every year but for some reason it got missed last year so its proving to be a bit more of a job than usual. Over the wall the farmer is harvesting Beans and I can see at least five Buzzards following the combine. I guess that they are looking for any dinner that is uncovered by the combine

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Dead Heading

Even though the Summer is almost over its important to keep up with the dead heading, especially the Dahlias as these will carry on flowering a good few weeks yet provided there is no frost. Also it improves their overall display no end.

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Sunday, 4 August 2013

Off to Newby Hall.

Today we are off out for a day at Newby Hall and gardens. This is one of our favourite gardens to visit so I think it should be a good day if all goes well.

Newby Hall
'Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, with some of Britain’s finest Robert Adam interiors Newby Hall is home to a wonderful collection of Chippendale furniture, Gobelins tapestries and classical statuary. With 25 acres of award winning gardens including one of Europe’s largest double herbaceous borders, an enchanting woodland walk and a miniature railway, younger visitors will also enjoy the exciting adventure gardens.'

Friday, 26 July 2013


This year the one and only Peach tree looks like it's going to produce a few nice fruits. I must see if the boss will let me grow a few more.

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Some Pictures From The Isle Of Wight.

A couple of weeks ago me and Vicki took a trip to the Isle Of Wight. The weather was very good and we had a great time, here are a few pictures from our trip.

The sister ferry to the one we were on. The trip from Southampton took about an hour. 
Some stocks that are in the Chine at Shanklin. I can think of a few people I would like to see fastened in them.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

The corn is a ripening.

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