Tag Archives: fruit.

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 , , , , , , , , , ,

A Walk in the Park August- Attingham Park – Part 2

As promised, I now return to Attingham Park to look at the creative feature and the walled garden. I shall start with the “creative feature” we found and which fascinated us. In the children’s play field which adjoins the orchard … Continue reading

Posted in colours, fruit and veg, garden design, garden photography, gardening, gardens, gardens open to the public, hardy perennials, kitchen gardens, National Trust, roses, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, The National Trust, walled gardens, walled kitchen gardens | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Croft Castle Month by Month – January

Welcome to the first post in my series of monthly posts looking at a local garden. Throughout 2014 we traveled northward through the Shropshire Plains into neighbouring county Staffordshire in order to visit Trentham Gardens. Throughout 2015 we will travel … Continue reading

Posted in birds, buildings, fruit and veg, garden buildings, garden design, garden photography, garden wildlife, gardening, gardens, gardens open to the public, grow your own, hardy perennials, irises, kitchen gardens, light, National Trust, ornamental trees and shrubs, The National Trust, walled gardens, walled kitchen gardens, Winter Gardening, winter gardens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Out with the old in with the new!

No, this isn’t a New Year post! It is about fruit trees. We have had a row of cordon grown plums along our central path since we first created our garden about ten years ago. They fruited well to start … Continue reading

Posted in flowering bulbs, fruit and veg, gardening, grasses, grow your own, ornamental grasses, spring bulbs, trees | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Crab Apple Jelly

We have a beautiful and very productive crab apple tree at the bottom of our garden. It provides useful shade in the summer for the chickens but for us it provides a wonderful and very heavy harvest. Being a Malus … Continue reading

Posted in allotments, autumn, community gardening, fruit and veg, garden photography, gardening, gardens, ornamental trees and shrubs, trees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Waterfall Walkabout

We made a quick visit to the waterfall at Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, in Powys  last year and vowed to return. So in late august we did just that not thinking that being still in the holiday period it would be so much … Continue reading

Posted in countryside, landscapes, migration, Powis, Powys, trees, Wales, wildlife, woodland, woodlands | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Final Cut

At last a half day of dry weather allowed us a window in which to cut our last meadow on the allotments. This meadow is situated close to our very mature oak tree and within the grasses we grow wildflowers … Continue reading

Posted in allotments, autumn, community gardening, garden wildlife, gardening, gardens, grasses, meadows, wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments