Bright Borders

Harlington in Bloom

I spent last Saturday getting sweaty and hot and a tad sunburnt at Harlington in Bloom, part of the RHS Britain in Bloom campaign where private gardens are open to the public. We started at the village hall where we made a donation (50% goes to support Water Aid and…

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Frosts Woburn Sands and Wyevale Garden Centre

It was such a lovely Sunday last weekend, I wanted to go out and do something. I found an advert for the Aspley Guise Open Gardens, where some of the village allow the public to visit their gardens and there are plant and cake stalls in the village hall. I…

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Pleasure Gardens at The Grand Union Brixton

After stuffing my face at Towcester Tea Rooms I went straight home, touched up of my make up, changed my outfit, grabbed my over-night bag and jumped in the car for the drive down to London. After an hour and a half driving I arrived at The Grand Union in…

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Afternoon Tea – Towcester Tea Rooms

I had a very busy Saturday this week. I started with afternoon tea at the Towcester Tea Rooms, then went down to London for a friends birthday celebrations at The Pleasure Gardens at The Grand Union in Brixton. It was a lovely day so we travelled in style in my…

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Woodchuck Recycling, Milton Keynes

After more progress on my raised bed project I was issued with a shopping list for bits and bobs they need for the next stage of building. I spotted Woodchuck Recycling in Milton Keynes on my local gardening Facebook site. So instead of travelling back to St Albans which is…

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Leighton Buzzards Wild West Big Lunch

Sunday and the sun is shining, I can’t stay inside so whilst I waited for my friend to be free got washing done and out in garden, a bit off weeding and repainted my bamboo garden torches with some teak oil to spruce them up as silly me left them…

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Discount Plants – End of Season Bargains

After spending the morning on my sisters roof garden potting up all the plugs which are now huge plants and some are flowering and having another rummage in mums garden for more things to take cuttings from I got a message from a friend. She knows I love the garden…

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Hardy Gerbera and Bonus Peoney

It’s raining and miserable, but it’s my day off I’m determined to do something. So I popped to Frosts garden centre in Woburn sands. Yes in the rain and yes I did not have my coat on! I was hoping they would have pick n mix plugs, I’d seen last…