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Big Changes in a Small Plot...


Last year I did something different. I decided that if I was to truly get something out of my garden, then I had to be bold. Do something new. Flash a little cash (not that there is ever a great deal of that). But I really want to create a garden to be proud of now, one that my late parents would have smiled upon, keen tillers of the soil that they were.

So I began by digging up loads of turf. Daughter got involved, and something new started to take shape before our very eyes.

Digging out perennial weeds was a tough job, especially in the August heat, and they’re still poking their heads up now, but we managed to clear the soil pretty well and form a stepping stone path to be planted with small bulbs.

The Grand Idea is to fill all this luscious space in the summer with cut-flower annuals, so with this in mind I went to my friend Ben Ranyard at Higgledy Garden and bought in a load of seed. What with these and some bits and bobs from Sarah Raven, my dreams of an idyllic flowery haven next year are set… :)

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Well done Violet....there is something magical about a packet of seeds. :o)

28 Oct, 2013


It looks great ! Next year it will be a picture :o)
I hope you'll still be around, and then you'll be able to show us how it looks after the seeds have grown and flowered.
Welcome to Grows on You :o)

28 Oct, 2013


You made a good job of clearing it, have you popped any bulbs in for the springtime.
Welcome to Goy...

28 Oct, 2013


I have a large biscuit tin full of them!

29 Oct, 2013


Hello, and thank you. I am still finding my way around :)
I have massive hopes for next year and look forward to updating this site with its progress.

29 Oct, 2013


Hello. Yes, I've popped in some clumps of crocus and small alliums and there are now some cyclamen too. More pics will follow :)

29 Oct, 2013


Sturdy little apple!
Yes, I adore tulips, but they are in a raised bed surrounding a plum tree elsewhere. Big hopes for those!

29 Oct, 2013


Well done Violet (better than just dog I think) welcome to GOY. Everyone on here is friendly and we'll all look forward to seeing how your garden looks next year:-))

30 Oct, 2013



That made me laugh! Thank you, Born - or is it Again?! Ha :))

30 Oct, 2013


Lol Violet, I've been called worse:-))

31 Oct, 2013

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