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Raised Beds – Building Complete

Monday 7th July – Finishing Building My partner had some spare time again today, so he’s called his dad in and they cracked on with the gate and the beds. I was out all day, much to their relief (I’m not in their hair) so I was excited to return…

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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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Preserving Raised Beds

Preserving Since the last update on my raised beds, I have been busy preserving the long L shaped bed. I looked online for preservative and decking oil. I decided on decking oil as I thought this would look more natural than using some of the stains, as I couldn’t find…

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Thompson and Morgan Clematis Plugs

An offer for free clematis from Thompson and Morgan was recently posted in the Gardening group I joined on Facebook. In my garden one side has a long white rendered wall which is very boring to look at, so I have been looking for some nice climbing plants to grow up it. The…

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Wedding Scrapbook

One of my best friends has just got engaged to her boyfriend (whilst on holiday in Barbados!) and I’m completely over the moon for her and also exceedingly exited for all the things that go with wedding such as the hen do, crafts and wedding fares. Once back from holiday we…

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Card Making for the Twins

I love any excuse for a bit of art and craft. Luckily lately there has been some opportunities to get creative, and with one of my best friends and my partners sister getting engaged this week I’m hoping for lots more. A friend has just had twin girls – she…

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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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Skippy Plants

I recently joined a gardening group on Facebook. I am wary of joining groups as there are a lot that are full of people who are not very nice to each other, however this local gardening site is a wealth of information, knowledge and bargains. This group offers help and…

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Update on Raised Beds

The raised beds are coming on, my partner and his dad spent another two days on the project this week. Day 2 When I came home from work today they had been very busy. They had finished the long bed that runs the full length of the grass. This is…