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How To Make a Dry Stone Wall

We’re currently in the process of landscaping our front garden before the builders arrive this Spring. Before our arrival at Streamfield, our front garden was overgrown and had historically been used as a fruit and vegetable patch, and the remaining land had … Continue reading

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Growing Heavy Cropping Peas, Broccoli, Russian Tarragon, Dill And Wild Rocket From Seed

I’m a “real grown your own” fanatic, but sometimes in life things don’t quite go according to plan!  In early May I planted broccoli and wild rocket in my veg patch and waited patiently for my seeds to burst into … Continue reading

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Hooray For Hanging Baskets!

For maximum wow factor in a confined space it’s hard to beat the trusty hanging basket.  This week, I’ve been busy preparing hanging baskets ready to house gorgeous pink Busy Lizzies (Impatiens), cascading pink, white and purple “Sweetie” Sweet Peas and succulent Tumbling Tom … Continue reading

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Planting Hydrangeas And Sowing First Swift Potatoes

The most magnificent hydrangeas I’ve ever seen are in the gardens of Cornwall, where the climate and soil type are perfect for these beautiful flowers to thrive. Unfortunately,  I live at the foot of the South Downs where the soil isn’t conducive to … Continue reading

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Fabulous Home Grown Lavender and More Summer Bulbs!!!

I think for a complete sensory pleasure overload nothing beats a scented flower garden. I’ve always been passionate about English lavender, and in my previous cottage garden, I edged the pathway with Hidcote Lavender and deeply scented pink Alnwick Roses.  The combination of colour and scent was … Continue reading

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Planting Summer Bulbs and Delphiniums

It’s been wet and windy on the farm this morning, so perfect conditions for planting a selection of summer bulbs! With dibber in hand, I’ve braced the elements to plant 100 flower bulbs that will hopefully bloom between July and September. Planting Summer … Continue reading

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