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Archive of posts published in the category: Oak
Sep
8

Changing Magazine Enhances Plant Appreciation

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I have been receiving a particular gardening magazine for a year or so now.  Not the one from the popular Friday night programme – but one that deals with garden design and the choice of plants for the best show.  I have a…

Aug
9

Scaling Down Historic Garden Ideas

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There are some wonderful historic houses in the part of the country where I live most of the year.  It is quieter round here these days – although in the civil war period, this was the hot bed of intrigue and political activity. …

Jul
17

Presenter Encourages Unlikely Wildlife Gardener

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I am currently browsing through gardening books to get inspirational ideas to make mine more attractive to me and also to a bevy of wild life beauties.  I see hundreds of programmes in a year, all about natural history and wildlife, countryside matters. …

Jun
10

A Professionally Designed Garden – Absolute Heaven

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I  have always had an interest in gardening – well since buying my first little house way back when.  At that time I had barely 8ft by 15ft, not even the size of a single bedroom, and it was at the back of…

May
15

Gorgeous Gardens Come With Age And Professional Expertise

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I have a young family for neighbours one side and a very established retired couple the other.  I am sandwiched inbetween as a someone who cannot exactly be pigeon holed, it seems.  The young daughter from the former was very impressed when I…

Apr
10

Soakaways – Best Way To Keep Garden Drained

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The arrival of spring weather is such a treat.  It is so difficult to try and remain positive and start looking forward to all those lovely hours of gardening coming ahead when we are suffering the cold blowy weather of March winds –…

Mar
6

The Arrival Of Spring Brings Outside Planning

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The lovely warm thoughts of Spring and Summer nearly being here really do gladden the heart.  Well for most people anyway.  Those ghastly wet, windy, messy dreary days of winter are beginning to fade away.  The mornings of course are lighter, the birds…

Feb
12

Ah The Gritty Problems Of Winter Frosts & Snow

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Just at this moment there is a distince chill in the air.  The snowy weather has come and made a somewhat pathetic drizzly effort  As if it feels that it’s not really worth bothering but it ought to make an effort just to…

Jan
11

Greater Use Of Garden Space Restores Harmony & Happiness

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One new year resolution I set for myself a couple of years ago was to set about improving my garden.  I have the usual 30 x 50 foot space out the back of the house, laid mostly to lawn and with a small…

Dec
18

Enjoying Outdoor Living With Best Garden Furnisings

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Now at these very depths of winter, when morning arrives about 8 am and evening disappears about 3.30pm, it is very hard to imagine wanting to spend time out in our garden.  Not for us the sitting around on the sleek teak deck…