The Garden.

10 Mar


To finish the tour I will show you the garden  today. Much work to be done here. Even though the the house was lived in up to the time we bought it it seems that interest in the garden had been lost. The land including the lane amounts to three quarters of an acre. Plenty for us now as we don’t have any animals apart from our two dogs. It is nicely laid out in beds and there is a good flow to the garden.


The old chicken run will be taken down as we don’t plan to get chickens. I’ve been through the pain of losing them to Fox  and Mink too many times. Actually the last inhabitants here were taken by Foxy Loxy.  This is where we are planning to put veg beds, should be nice and fertile from the chooks. Looks like it was used for growing some time ago as the outline of the bed is still visible. The conifers behind are on our neighbours land and they are being cut down in the near future.


Lots of  Blackcurrants  and other fruits here. They need pruning but I wonder if it’s too late now? I don’t want to cut off the fruit buds. Maybe I should leave them until after fruiting.  What do you think?


There is a good composting  area with lots of compost in there ready to go. Yippee!!


In the back garden there is a pond, don’t know what the plants are, time will tell. Lots of Frogs in there at the moment havin their annual orgy.


At the bottom of the back garden is Ivy House, the previous owner was a woodworker and he made the plaque with the name. This is the guest accommodation…eventually…at the moment it is full of our boxes. Alongside this is a workshop.

So as you can see there’s lots of work. The plan is to tidy up for now, see what comes up and then make any changes in the Autumn. Well that’s the plan anyway…lets see what happens!!

Bridget x.


15 Responses to “The Garden.”

  1. Shawndra Miller March 10, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    Looks like a wonderful place to grow things. I love the blue door and window on Ivy House. Not an expert by any means but here, we prune our raspberries back to the ground in early spring, then get a late summer/fall crop.

  2. leslie postin March 10, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    how magical it all seems, Bridget! Lovely there are blackcurrants, and the compost piles already. I really love your new home xxx

  3. Anne Wilson March 10, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    You should be OK to cut out the centre branches of your blckcurrants to form a wine glass shape, we usually prune our blackcurrants at the same time as we crop the currants, makes life so much easier.

  4. Ogee March 11, 2013 at 5:38 am #

    You will have it looking marvelous in no time! So much potential!

  5. David Marsden March 12, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    Hi Bridget, sorry I missed this, your new blog. How exciting – it looks amazing. Good luck with it all. Dave

  6. Carolyn March 12, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    what a wonderful adventure you are beginning… it will be nice to read your progress!

  7. willowarchway March 12, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    Your new place looks absolutely delightful !! The blackcurrants are usually pruned late summer early autumn, if they have been neglected they may need crowded shoots from the middle removing.

  8. madcrowherbals March 12, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    Looks great welcome to your new home(s) physical and online! 🙂


  9. nuvofelt March 12, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

    Exciting times. Wishing you all the best.

  10. Charlie@Seattle Trekker March 24, 2013 at 2:40 am #

    My first thought is about the work and effort, my second thought is oh my guess the potential is so amazing.

  11. Helen Johnstone April 8, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    My son would like the woodman cottage


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