by AnneWareham on November 11, 2015

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On to the final stages – Caitriona arrives. Here is a small sample of the work she did last time for us:

Headstones in the Wild Garden

Headstones in the Wild Garden

So, work begins on this new project, from the bottom… [ more..]

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The Installation of The Stone.

November 6, 2015

Bet you could hardly wait for this. For too long we looked at The Stone in the car park and wondered if it would ever find its way anywhere else. I attempted to contact landscapers (just their kind of thing, you’d think, wouldn’t you?) but no-one was even slightly interested. But Jeff knew the man […]

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The Stone. The first part.

October 29, 2015
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I’ve spent a lot of time researching our predecessors at the Veddw, especially the squatters.  They are the first actual inhabitants of our particular bit of land that we know about and were the builders of the turf and mud hut, which was followed by the cottage which we live in. So I’ve been well […]

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The Hampton Court Chop: stake out.

July 4, 2015
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I hate staking plants. It looks ugly, especially early on in the year. And it’s hard work (always best avoided). So I have one or two tricks to save me the bother. One is stuffing plants so tight together that they are self supporting. This works well, especially if you don’t feed them (never spoil […]

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A Sculpture Garden in the Wye Valley

June 23, 2015
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  Yesterday we managed to wangle ourselves a cream tea, with ginger cake, with some good friends of ours, Elsa and Adrian Wood, at the Nurtons – home to their daughter, Gemma Wood’s Sculpture Garden. Not to be confused with Wyndcliffe Court Sculpture Garden. I know – confusing. Suffice it to say that if you […]

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They didn’t ALL die!

May 14, 2015
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Some of you kind people will remember my distress last year when my euphorbias, the biggest joy (well, maybe) of Veddw in May, started dying last summer. I thought I’d lost the lot. See here. Then come spring Send to Kindle

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We Launch a Book!

April 26, 2015
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Well, you get asked to write a book, you write it, it gets published and the next thing is – you have a book launch, right? So we did. We launched ‘Outwitting Squirrels’  on the river Wye at Symmonds Yat. We had to begin by making a boat to launch it in – this was […]

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April 22, 2015
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In 2012 Rory Stuart published ‘What Are Gardens For?’ and in it he offered a critique of Veddw. Amongst other things (get the book..) he said: ‘The avenue in the meadow should lead somewhere, perhaps through a gate or an arch into the shade of the Cotoneaster Walk’. I agreed, and he wasn’t the only […]

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Painful truths about Camellias

March 31, 2015
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It being the season, and garden writers needing to endlessly provide reading material, I recently read a piece in praise of camellias. Understandable – they are quite attractive flowers with a good shiny evergreen leaf. Hmm. And Send to Kindle

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August at Veddw

March 26, 2015
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Someone, thinking of visiting, recently asked me what is in flower at Veddw in August. So, my apologies to all those of you who would like words here, and to all those who are spring focused and can’t bear to imagine August right now: here are a selection of August photos. I cheated though – […]

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