Category Archives: Notes

March 2012

14 May 2013 We are moving house imminently and have decided to close this website down as the new property doesn’t have a front garden as such. It has been fun creating this garden from scratch which has had many … Continue reading

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2012 Month by Month

March 2013 We have decided to move away from Welwyn Garden City and so this diary of our front garden will no longer be possible. We will be starting a new diary entitled Our New Garden in Cumbria in due course. … Continue reading

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Revised Planting Plan for 2012 – In Praise of Plug Plants

Isn’t it amazing how quickly sometimes plans have to be revised? I’ve had to devise new plan where we will be using plug plants from established plant growers via the post for our front garden instead of growing from seed. … Continue reading

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New ideas for the front and back gardens 2012

My favourite garden press event was held this month and try as I might I didn’t get to visit all the stands I wanted but the ones I did visit were very rewarding. My intention was to source plants for … Continue reading

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Scented Climbing Rose

David Austin’s english roses are the epitome of an english country garden, a gardening style so many strive for. David Austin’s roses fit in most places and we have planted a scented climbing rose by our front door. It took … Continue reading

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General Gardening Notes

August 2011 Tomatoes are doing well. The grafted Sungold are ripening slowly, Felicia not yet. I can’t see any difference in the grafted and ungrafted Felicia so far. July 2011 The tomatoes I grew from seed, Losetto F1 hybrid from … Continue reading

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2011 Month by Month

December 2011 It’s this time of year we are told to tidy up the garden. Cut back the dead flower heads and so on. However they provide winter protection to insects, both desired and undesirable. The dead flower heads provide … Continue reading

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2010 Month by Month

Spring The hellebores survived, their beautiful white flowers lifted to face the sun. The Téte a Téte miniature daffodils came up strongly and lasted for ages. Some of the wallflowers I had grown from seed were rather leggy and not a … Continue reading

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