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We spent Sunday afternoon visiting a little village, that had about 8 gardens open for viewing. Fantastic! First chance this year to get out and about and enjoy other peoples hard work. One was a cottage garden of about 23 years(Beautifull), another was 3 yrs old court yard garden and had been landscaped by professionals(Loads of promise). The rain was on and off all afternoon, but the village hall did have a plant sale and cream teas on offer, Great!
Another mystery Hosta, a small Geranium that has a different leaf shape to the ones I allready have, a Sedum and a red Tree Peony.
Then back home to make the most of the Spring afternoon.

I got most of the new purchases planted and while I did this my wife re-done the Butler sink by the back door and a few other small pots with alpines.
The left over Alpines went around the pond(should look better this year).

Definately not one to put my wife off anything to do with gardening she carried on and also potted up the cactus that we had bought the other week.

Tonight after work I have dug over a small area that we are going to attempt to grow some veg. Last year we managed beans and parsnips, this year we are going to try some others.

Any suggestions the area is Approx 1mtr x 1.5mtr?

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Several villages in West Somerset have 'Open Gardens' days, usually later in the year. We went to one last year and had a great time! Will definitely try another one this year. The gardens were all so different, some not at all to my taste, others SOOO beautiful, but all twelve worth browsing....

14 Apr, 2008


a few years ago we decided to go for a country walk in the meon valley and stumbled across a village open garden day, so we paid the entrance fee and had a wonderful afternoon looking around some fab gardens. not seen it advertised since or any other village nearby , maybe this year?

15 Apr, 2008


Glad you and your wife enjoyed the open gardens we don't have any around here until later on in the year, it's always hard to go and have a look round and not buy a plant or two or three but thankfully hubby doesn't moan too much about it now and lets face it it's far easier on him than clothes shopping!

Your gravel pots looks fab a pat on the back for your wife's hard work me thinks! ;o)

15 Apr, 2008


On Sunday we visited FloreSpring Gardens well worth the £3 this village had five gardens open plus the church as a tea room and a great plant stall Opens again in June Cant wait for another visit

15 Apr, 2008

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