Blogs

March 2021

22 March 2021

As I start to write up our blog for last year, I have to firstly reflect on what a strange year it has been. The pandemic caused so many problems including of course the freedom to freely visit…

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Febuary 2020

26 February 2020

Once again, here I am, nearly in the middle of February 2020 starting to write a summary of how the garden fared last year. As I write I am anticipating with some dread the very high winds and gusts…

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March 2019

31 March 2019

I think 2018 will be noted for a year of extremes, especially when we think of the Beast from the East and the long dry summer. However, as gardeners we have to rise to the challenges that the weather…

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Febuary 2018

24 February 2018

Here we are at the beginning of February 2018, as I start to review 2017 I am looking out of the window watching the snow falling! I am able to review the year relatively accurately as I keep a garden…

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January 2017

30 January 2017

Looking back to May last year was the first sign of the summer to follow. Most of the month was dry and warm for the time of year. Plants were forward in their growth, pears, plum and damson blossom…

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Boundes End Blog 2015-16

24 April 2016

I see I haven’t written any blog for 2015... so have decided not to look back too much, looking forward seems a much better idea! 2015 continued in much the same vein as previous years, the challenges…

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A Review of 2014

20 December 2014

As I write this in January (2015) I know that once again I have neglected to keep the Blog up to date. However, I do keep a weekly diary of how the garden changes, and indeed the weather – slight…

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January 2014

31 January 2014

Once again time I updated the garden blog. I have been very remiss in not doing this task since last March. I see that last March my first comments were about the weather. I am beginning to think that…

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March 2013

31 March 2013

High time to write an update I think. I realised that I have not added to the blog since last September which is far too long ago for me to remember all the details of how the garden fared during late…

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September 2012

01 October 2012

Mixed weather this month, started dull and damp but warm – up to 22’C, then had a very wet week, followed by a dry one then back to rain again. I am getting very frustrated with the wet days as there…

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August 2012

30 August 2012

Has been a mixed month weather wise, the garden has been looking lovely and there has not been too much weeding to be done, I have just been wandering round the garden, pulling out an odd weed here…

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July 2012

31 July 2012

Continued to be wet and windy which wasn't very helpful for our first Open Garden Day of the year on the 1st. Flowers were still late in showing themselves although the roses that are climbing up the…

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June 2012

30 June 2012

Started with the Queens Jubilee weekend, what a wet and windy time that was! The rubbish June weather continued in the same vein for most of the month making gardening a less than happy hobby at times…

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May 2012

31 May 2012

All apart from one week from the 20th which was warm sunny and dry, May was a wet and at times windy month also cool – a bit like most of April really. However, plants started to grow at last, but…

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April 2012

30 April 2012

From a very dry start to the year we are now making up for it! We seem to have had a lot of rain so far this month; at least, there have been quite a few days when I have been unable to garden…

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23rd March 2012

23 March 2012

We are almost at the end of another very dry month. Plants in pots especially are suffering already, and we don’t usually have to think about watering them at this time of the year. I am thinking that…

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28th Feburary 2012

28 February 2012

Very unusual weather. We’ve gone from 4” of snow, to night time temperatures of between -7’C to -10’C, and towards the end of the month there have been daytime highs of up to 18’C! Poor plants, they…

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10th Feburary 2012

10 February 2012

Weather continuing to be very cold. Below freezing at night for the last 2 weeks, and barely above freezing during the day. We had 4” snow overnight 4/5th February. Happily, over the previous weekend…

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12th January 2012

12 January 2012

It's now mid January and the garden has become unusually dry for the time of year. The last week has seen day time temperatures into 2 figures although now becoming cooler and below freezing forecast…

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4th January 2012

04 January 2012

2011 was an odd year weatherwise, drier than usual, warm in the spring and cool in the summer. It was very wet and windy on one of our Open Garden days but despite the at times indifferent weather we…

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