More new finds…

More new finds…

Some days are just blissful in the garden and today was one of them. The weather plays such a huge part for us. Today it was warm and sunny. The killer bees were buzzing around. I saw a ladybird. In this temperature I find I can think so much more clearly. The planting plan started to form in my mind. I sat in the oldest glasshouse and honestly felt like a queen surveying her kingdom as I sketched out in my notepad where all the brassicas, legumes, roots, alliums and curcubiteae family things will go. Pip and I measured up for the new gravel pathways and Adrian and I discussed edging all the new beds to start them off before the new year.

old pot store

Waaahaaaay! I stumbled across the old pot store. it was overgrown with ivy, which has protected most of these beauties from cracking in the frost…

It’s always a treat to find something new and it was like finding gold, retrieving these pots from the undergrowth, intact. Some of them even have a fantastic font around the rim stating where they were made. I’ve got them cleaned and safely stowed in the potting shed now.

Martin got the two waterbutts installed in the vine house and continued with the sealant. I want nothing left to chance for our microherbs.

 

the glasshouse

Ooooh, look at the butts on that! Martin will be attaching the downpipes tomorrow. Today Martin put the butts and plinths in place, so that we can get watering cans and buckets underneath. We can have a whole network of butts as one adjoins to another. Don’t worry, the labels will come off. Great stuff…

Charlie and I spoke and he has hired a van and is coming up over the weekend with all his herb growing gear.

 

moss detail over the wall

Loved the colour of this moss and ivy, contrasting with another intensely blue sky in the walled garden…

Really lovely to catch up with Michael Brown, the architect again today. We showed him some of the old coping stone’s with wonderful surrounds that we had uncovered in the garden and had fun marrying them up to 1900-1920’s photographs of the house façade.

Michael’s son is a photojournalist and has taken some lovely pics of the estate, so I will give you the link to have a look at some.

Look at my view this evening. What a vista; with light coming from the glasshouses, it is an incredible feeling for us all to see these growing spaces re-emerge…

the garden at dusk

What a view! My favourite time in the garden. That moment of dusk, knowing that another day’s work is done and seeing what we have achieved together.

Who knows, tomorrow I might even be able to blog to you from the comfort of my cottage front room. Finger’s crossed that the broadband instillation goes well…

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