May 2013

Using a matrix

by AnneWareham on May 31, 2013

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A matrix is  ” A situation or surrounding substance within which something else originates, develops, or is contained”. That’s one, above.

Now I know that the usual way of planting in the uk is to buy a plant, wander round with it in its pot, looking for a space where you can squeeze it in. Or garden designers and sophisticated types debate whether to plant in drifts, or clumps or multiples of uneven numbers.. [ more..]

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Extra visiting times for Veddw summer 2013

May 25, 2013

We have coach parties coming at the times below and you will be welcome to join them at the times shown. 28th May between 2 and 4. 29th May  between 2.30 and 4.30 June coach parties 13th June between 2 and 4 15th June between 10 and 12 17th June between 2 and 4 21st June between 3 and 5 July […]

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Is it worth removing these flowers?

May 23, 2013
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Just how important is detail in the garden – or, at what point does it begin to matter?? The planting in the front garden at Veddw at this time of year has quite bold patches of telling foliage and flower. The effect is kind of clean.. But then the variegated ground elder flowers. And to […]

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Propagating without trying

May 18, 2013
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  In the conservatory at Veddw we have a display of succulents, which we love and other people seem to, too. Makes for visitor entertainment when they are sheltering from the pouring rain. Personally, I like them better when they’re not flowering. Send to Kindle

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Good things

May 13, 2013
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After writing about destruction, time to write about some mending. Some people will remember the removal of the box balls from the front garden. Now Jeff has made created a new front garden for us (ish – the plants are all the same..) This was no small task, as the garden, in spite of appearances, is […]

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Death and snow damage.

May 9, 2013
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Veddw may not be an over gardened zone, but it does make demands. Last year three full grown trees – cotoneasters – died and had to be removed. A huge job and many thanks to Jeff for doing all that work. That disaster was then followed by heavy snow – about 10 or 12 inches. […]

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