Category: Gardening

Life here on the edge isn’t ideal for gardening, sand instead of soil, eternal winds, salt-laden air and mole invasions all try to thwart our gardening attempts, but we haven’t given up yet and actually have quite a nice garden despite the challenges.

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Westbury Mill Water Gardens

We like to stop off on the way home from my parents and generally do so at a garden centre. It gives us chance to maybe buy some plants or other things and have some lunch. It also breaks the journey up a little so that we aren’t driving non-stop for 3½ hours. The trouble...

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Running, Surfing, Sky’s Garden Nursery & Bike Riding – Bank Holiday Fun from Ynyslas

We didn’t really have much planned for Bank Holiday Monday. For a start I kind of forget about Bank Holidays as I don’t usually ‘go into’ work on a Monday but work from home. However, Anna and Morgan were off so it seemed as though we should do something. Running around Ynyslas I was up...

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An Afternoon in the Garden

After our poppy making at the Wonderwool Wales Festival on Sunday morning, we drove home and collectd Morgan on what was now a gorgeous day. It looked likely to be the last day like this for a while though as the weather was set to take a turn back towards winter. The sunshine and temperatures...

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Springtime in the Garden

Spring is here and the garden is bursting into life. We’ve had a lot of rain though so much of it is still under-water. This has been causing issues with our plumbing as well as preventing me from doing any work in the garden. The water feature has quite a pond surrounding it at the...

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Autumn in the Garden

The temperatures are dropping, the nights are getting longer and things are coming to an end in the garden. The courgettes are still going but aren’t producing at the rate they were. There’s still plenty of flowers out but it’s time to start tidying things up and preparing for the winter. I cut back lots of...

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Ripening Reds

Arrrggghhhh…. No more courgettes please! We’ve given loads away, we’ve had courgette soup, courgette cake, courgette and chocolate cake, courgetti spaghetti, lasagne made with courgettes rather than pasta, courgette salads, more courgette cakes, courgette fritters, courgette meatballs, courgette bread, yet more courgette cake, and courgette in just about every other meal we’ve cooked. And still...

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