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2e1ax Default Frontpage Childrens Garden This cute little house and garden is on the Castle Drogo estate and was built as a childrens garden. Quite adorable! Gertrude Jekyll was a big fan of childrens gardens and in fact wrote a book on it. She encouraged whole minature kitted out houses so that kids could learn to cook in there and live out a fantasy world....
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2e1ax Default Frontpage Vt2 May 15 Thought I would share some new plantings in the garden that are looking great - alongside some old favourites. There are several Choisya in the gardens and they are full of flowers at the moment.  The Cistus are coming out on sunny days. I love their papery leaves. ] This is a new plant in the shrubbery called Coronilla which apparently flowers from November through til May!  THis is a Tellima that we have grown from seed given to us from Bristol Botanic gardens.  A few people have questioned our taste in colour when they see the Victorian...
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2e1ax Default Frontpage Echevaria April 15 due to the early warm weather the echevarias, that are stored in the poly tunnel until the last of the frosts, are really romping away!! I love the succulant green leaves with these odd looking pink flowers....
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2e1ax Default Frontpage Ezee Tree Lots I heard a small child in the garden yesterday saying 'mummy why are there all these giant toilet rolls in the garden?'- so I thought that I had better explain....They are shrub guards to protect the shrub from being nibbled by rabbits/squirrels etc. Normally shrub guards are made of plastic but personally I dont like to see overuse of plastic in the garden and it's so environmantally unfriendly. So I have researched and found a company called EZEE TREE who have recently won the Soil Association innovation award for these guards. They are made of paper - it feels a...
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2e1ax Default Frontpage Seeds 2015   This time of year is the busiest for us and long days are required to keep on top of it all. The grass seems to have grown again two minutes after you have mown it and the weeds are on steroids! We also have the perfect growing weather so we are coming in at 6.30 am to get the pricking out done before it gets too hot for the plants. Great fun but a bit like chasing your tail!...
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