April 2014

Gravel

by AnneWareham on April 24, 2014

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I remember reading, many years ago, that one of the changes the death of Vita Sackville-West brought to Sissinghurst was that the paths had to be paved. The increase in visitors and wear and tear on – grass? – created the necessity. And changed the garden dramatically.  I was consoled at the time, by hearing that they had never had the money to do that themselves – their financial struggles sort of endorsed ours and made them respectable. And I wondered if the change was for the better.

And now we are changing some of our paths from grass to hard surface. [..read more..]

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Shadows

April 17, 2014
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Light is the magic in a garden. The most wonderful garden in the world can struggle to excite in rain and gloom. And spring and autumn do special light: because the sun is low, suddenly unexpected things are illuminated.  And you can get dramatic shadows. Shadows are not an aspect of gardens that are discussed […]

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Enter the Replacement

April 2, 2014
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Just in case you wondered: this is really only of interest to family and friends – or in the unlikely event that someone was totally gripped by the birdbath saga – it’s for them. It’s the post script to this account of the Big Bird Bath Disaster. Send to Kindle

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