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One little girl and a hat!

Jude and I were looking after our granddaughter, Arabella for a day which is always great fun as although just 18 months old she has a brilliant sense of humour and is full of fun. She likes sharing things that … Continue reading

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The Dingle Garden in June

As we reach the middle of the year we made our monthly visit to the Dingle Gardens, and for once the weather looked set fair. This meant that we had strong contrast between light and shade and any colour was … Continue reading

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Plealey Garden Party – a look back to summer

It often feels good to look back to a summer’s day especially when we are in the grips of an exceptionally long and cold winter. We had been asked by the organisers of the Plealey Garden Party to set up … Continue reading

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Parcevall Hall Gardens – Wharfedale

Situated in Wharfedale one of the most beautiful places in North Yorkshire, Parcevall Hall was really difficult to access via narrow roads, hairpin bends and narrow bridges, but it somehow suited the place that we enjoyed one day in September. … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Traditions

Recently, Judy wrote on her blog,, about their family traditions at Christmas time. Check out her post to read her words. She suggests other bloggers post about their family traditions too, so here is a summary of my family’s … Continue reading

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Cogshall Grange – a Cheshire garden designed by Tom Stuart-Smith

Sometimes when you find a garden in the National Garden Scheme’s Yellow Book, you just know it is going to be a special place. Such was the case with the gardens at Cogshall Grange in Cheshire. The description in the … Continue reading

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Planting for the future

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