Showing posts from August, 2015


Its all change as we add some style and well needed instant privacy with these 6 foot fence panels from Wickes  we are also using a new locking mechanism Fence Lock to attach the panels to the posts.  This should make the panels more resistant to wind than standard metal fixings and they are rust-proof being made from a strong recycled wood material.   Buffy enjoying being up-high

Wildlife Pond update & Poppies

The Rockery at the top end of the garden has been dismantled and the stones recycled around the Wildlife Pond.  We have also placed a Gunnera manicata next to the pond to try out places that we are considering for its permanent relocation and to add shade to the pond.  We have also been buying bags of pebbles each time we have visited various garden centres and are using these to landscape the pond margins and borders.  We have planted a border adjacent to the pond with a wildflower seed mix and some many poppies - they are spectacular and take me back to my childhood growing up in a small village surrounded by fields and cottage gardens. 

Obsessed with Cosmos & Dahlias

I appear to have been gifted my Dad's love of Cosmos and Dahlias - they are so beautiful and relatively low-maintenance. I have been advised to lift the tubers (for the Dahlias) at the end of the flowering season and store in a damp/frost-free environment under a layer of compost until they are ready to pot and plant out again next spring.