Category Archives: Days out

An advantage of lazy gardening

I can’t remember what I grew in some largish pots last year, although I do remember attempting to grow some evening primrose earlier this year. However, that came to nought and the pots had just been standing around waiting for … Continue reading

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Lunch with a plan

On Monday, we went for lunch at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, near St Austell in Cornwall. I would have enjoyed a look round the gardens themselves but a disgruntled child is not the best companion. However, we had been … Continue reading

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On foot from the Eden Project to St. Austell

It’s easy to get in the car and drive as a way of exploring but inevitably the experience will be different from making a journey on foot. Thus, after noticing there were footpaths leading from the Eden Project site to … Continue reading

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Fowey

Three years ago, when we came to Cornwall for the first time, I was a little surprised that it was such a tourist destination. This time round, I am starting to see the attraction. My daughter herself declared today as … Continue reading

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Bluebell Arboretum

On Monday, we took a detour to get home from my parents, visiting a plant nursery in the Midlands. I have been on the lookout for a dogwood with black stems and am not sure the Cornus alba Kesselringii I … Continue reading

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Spraying the beans

It decided to be another hot day yesterday but fortunately we were mostly working in the cool of the forest garden at Old Sleningford Farm. Towards the end of the day, we did some weeding in the raised beds area, … Continue reading

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What did I say about containers?*

There is a garden near us which is currently open to the public for the National Garden Scheme, so it would have been a shame to have missed a visit. The owners have an amazing amount of space – one … Continue reading

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