November 2012

Garden visiting.

by AnneWareham on November 18, 2012

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Thanks to our wonderful motorway system, overuse of which I do, of course, utterly deplore, we happily travel three hundred miles in a day from Veddw to visit gardens. Which means I’ve now seen an awful lot. (You can read that both ways.)

A long time ago we used to use the National Gardens Schemes’ Yellow Book as a source of gardens to visit. It is helpful to those who do this to know that the garden owners write their own descriptions of their gardens. So you might think twice before rushing across five counties to visit a garden described as “this other Eden, demi-paradise.”

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An activity with no results?

November 16, 2012
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I’ve just been wandering round the discovery engine sites. StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit – that sort of thing. It is a new term to me too, but they are a kind of filter to web articles you might be interested in. Like this one. Send to Kindle

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What not to do in your garden in November

November 5, 2012
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A new feature for the lazy gardener. This month a response to the (rather desperate, it seems to me) Mirror. ____________________________ Apply a bulky organic mulch around the base of trees, shrubs and climbers to keep weeds down and the root area moist should conditions dry out again. Noooo…. Never put any sort of mulch too […]

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