Monthly Archives: October 2010

Here comes the sun

While waiting for our new trees to arrive I’ve been wondering a lot about the aspect of our garden -basically trying to make it not be north facing through the power of wishful thinking.  This lead me to go messing … Continue reading

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Our new trees are coming

We’ve ordered an apple espalier, a pear espalier and a mulberry tree.  The apple and pear are slated to go in along the south-west facing wall, but now I’m fretting about this. Will it get enough sunshine?  Once the arbour … Continue reading

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For the record

Like I said in an earlier post, we’re not even sure if the garden will support vegetables through the winter.  For the purposes of future comparison I’ve taken an image of each bed.

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Our first plants go in

Mr F and JZ spent much of the day with their nana and pop, meaning the missus and myself were able to dash out to Finchley Nurseries garden centre and then to get some plants into the ground.     … Continue reading

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Change in the garden

I managed to get out in the failing light this evening to grab some pictures of the garden as I want to watch its progress.  So, first of all, with the house gleaming as the paint goes on, here’s the … Continue reading

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Espalier confusion

The thing about gardening, as with most things, is it’s one thing to look at something great and which looks fabulous, but quite another to achieve it for yourself.  Espalier fruit trees look lovely, will give our garden structure without … Continue reading

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Mr F helps out

Mr F hung out with me while I damaged my back lugging horse manure about.  JZ was off delivering her friend back home in the car.  Mr F marked the occasion by first pouring water over himself from the freezing … Continue reading

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Some winter planting

We’ve got the piles of horse manure into the raised beds.  We had two tons of it delivered by lorry, which had to park down our busy road because of the bollards.  I had an audience of three toddlers and … Continue reading

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Our horrible neighbour

I wasn’t going to go on about our neighbour here, because it’s not really relevant to the garden that he was rude to my mother or demanded we pay 50 quid to have the drive ‘cleaned’ regardless of whether  we … Continue reading

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