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In The Garden

Create a container for the Autumn garden

Posted: 26th September 2023

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I think the autumn is my favourite season – there are such beautiful colours in the garden and it’s a time to reflect on the growing season and a time to celebrate our gardening successes. We’ve recently taken the Potting Shed stage to two autumn flower shows and as always been amazed by the plants […]

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September’s a busy time in the garden

Posted: 2nd September 2023

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  I can’t believe it’s September already. The summer has flown by, and we are now in the meteorological autumn, although I prefer to work on the astronomical system which means autumn starts on the equinox around 21st-22nd September, giving us another three weeks of summer. Very often we get a spell of warm, sunny […]

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Busy times in July and August’s garden!

Posted: 14th August 2023

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Where has the time gone? It’s certainly been busy over the last couple of months for Jill and I! We’ve been working away at lots of flower shows these last few weeks and it’s been great to meet so many lovely gardening lovers and enthusiasts. While we were working at Tatton Flower Show we met […]

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Get busy in May’s garden

Posted: 8th May 2023

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Apologies for being late with the May newsletter. It’s been on my list of jobs to do for the past couple of weeks, and here we are now on the 8th May and I’m only just doing it! Over the past few weeks Jill and I have been trying to play catch up in the […]

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It’s all happening in April’s garden

Posted: 10th April 2023

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After spending January and February in New Zealand I was really looking forward to seeing the last of the snowdrops in the garden on our return. Before we set off on our travels in early January the snowdrops were just starting to push through the soil with the promise of things to come. Unfortunately, when […]

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