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Thanks for all of your comments, hopefully i get round to looking at some of your gardens, always looking for inspiration. As i said before, unfortunately the garden has somewhat been neglected over the last 5 years, so much work is needed to bring it up to standard. I already have a portfolio of approx 100 photos given to me by the owner of the house. I have since created a few of my own as i have been there as a labourer since March, although most of my time was focussing on fruit and veg, lawns, and cut-flower garden. The idea of the cut-flower garden is to supply fresh flowers to the house on a regular basis, however without knowing whats in the beds, where do you begin. I dont want to pull out last years prize dahlias without first knowing that is what they are, so i have been slowly observing and cataloguing in order to start a fresh next year !!! Very exciting. I will put up some pics of my sun-flowers at the weekend !!!

Vegetable wise, it is very frustrating as the patch is encroached by a row of peach and fig trees. They are not very well looked after and miserably two at least will have to be removed !! Bad pruning from birth, i think !! The problem is that it has taken a lot of hardwork just to improve the soil, so minimum veg planting has been the answer. My potatoes suffered, as are my courgettes, my cabbages were average, parsnips, and carrots still growing. The only items that seem to have faired well, are the runner beans (Pauls Scarlet) and the cauliflowers..

The 3rd picture down is the fruit cage which consisted of white/red currants, blueberries, and about 15 raspberry bushes. frantic jam making goes on in the house on a regular basis. Still waiting for the figs to go purple… oh for the love of SUN!!!

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It all looks very organised Lovely

13 Aug, 2009


Ha ha, it not tooooo bad, although the veg garden i have been working on since March. The fruit cage was in place when i arrived, and has just developed without any work (a bit of weeding). Have now cut back the red/white currants (maybe a bit early) as they havent been pruned in 5 years!!! Hoping to develop some newer buds !!! We see ??

13 Aug, 2009

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