July 2020: Hard Landscaping

From mid July onwards we had a team of landscapers work on our garden for 2 weeks. Since moving into the house (4 years ago this month) we’ve wanted to remove the large concrete slab located by the backdoor as it’s such an eyesore and waste of space. Getting rid of large sections of this slab has given us 4

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May 2020: Nesting birds and spring flowers

The bird box we erected in November 2018 was used for the first time this spring by a pair of tree sparrows; here is a clip of them in action feeding their brood: Many of the plants in the garden have stared to bloom this month including this Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Ingwersen’s Variety’, which is mat-forming and semi-evergreen. I think this

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November 2019: Planting bare root crab apple trees

In November our order of crab apple trees ‘Evereste‘ arrived. They came bare root via the post so we had to soak them prior to planting. We ordered 12 so we could plant 3 around each quarter of the wall – the picture below gives you an impression. We chose this variety since they are disease resistant and the blossom

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