Category Archives: grow your own

Garden Revisiting Part One – The Garden in a Cider Orchard

We are so lucky to have so many great gardens that we can visit in a day from home. I thought a week of posts all about revisiting gardens would prepare us well for the warmer weather and get our … Continue reading

Posted in climbing plants, colours, fruit and veg, garden buildings, garden design, garden photography, garden ponds, garden pools, gardening, gardens, gardens open to the public, grow your own, half-hardy perennials, hardy perennials, Herefordshire, kitchen gardens, ornamental trees and shrubs, water in the garden | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

My Garden Journal 2018 – May

Here we are with the fifth visit to my garden journal for 2018, where I report on what is happening in our Avocet garden in Shropshire. Does it show that spring may eventually have arrived? On my first page for … Continue reading

Posted in birds, fruit and veg, garden design, garden photography, garden wildlife, gardening, gardens, grow your own, hardy perennials, ornamental grasses, ornamental trees and shrubs, roses, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, shrubs, trees, village gardens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Simply beautiful blossom

We grow many fruit trees here at our Avocet patch, mostly trained as cordons, ballerinas or stepovers, plus one freely grown tree a Quince “Vranga”. In mid-May these apples and  pears are in full blousy blossom. I went out into … Continue reading

Posted in fruit and veg, garden photography, gardening, grow your own, ornamental trees and shrubs, Shrewsbury, Shropshire | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

We made our monthly visit to Attingham Park, our last one for 2017, just as Christmas was making itself known at this National Trust property. Before we even reached the coffee shop for our usual warm drink to get us … Continue reading

Link | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Walk in the Park – Attingham Park July

Here we are back at Attingham Park for another wander, this time to see what is going on in the walled garden and woodland pleasure gardens in July. We arrived in the rain and carried on regardless. Foliage was glossy … Continue reading

Posted in fruit and veg, garden buildings, garden photography, gardening, gardens, gardens open to the public, grow your own, hardy perennials, kitchen gardens, National Trust, ornamental trees and shrubs, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, shrubs, The National Trust, walled gardens, walled kitchen gardens, woodland, woodlands | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Gardens at Hurdley Hall

We are so lucky to live where we do in so many ways, not least of which is the number of excellent gardens we can visit within a day. Recently on a Sunday we found a garden open under the … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, countryside, fruit and veg, garden design, garden photography, garden ponds, gardening, gardens, grow your own, hardy perennials, July, kitchen gardens, landscapes, meadows, National Garden Scheme, NGS, ornamental trees and shrubs, Wales, woodland, woodlands, Yellow Book Gardens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Walk in the Park – Attingham Park April – Part 2

In this, the second part of April’s  report of our wanderings around Attingham Park, I want to feature the flowers of the park , the wildflowers living in the woodland and the cultivated flowers in the borders and walled garden. … Continue reading

Posted in colours, flowering bulbs, fruit and veg, garden design, garden photography, garden wildlife, gardening, gardens, gardens open to the public, grow your own, hardy perennials, irises, kitchen gardens, National Trust, ornamental trees and shrubs, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, shrubs, spring bulbs, spring gardening, The National Trust, trees, walled gardens, walled kitchen gardens, woodland, woodlands | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,