Tour farm sharing

I am also designing my own farm in this very space, and considered how he could plant the right plants, in the right places, with such precision? I’ll be talking about how the tiniest details of perception will determine which plants will go there. Of course, this skill takes time and practice, as well as…

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The story of growing cup and saucer vines

The annual vines known as cup and saucer vines are loved by many gardeners. Their large cupped purple or white flowers and distinctive trumpet-shaped corollas look very much like teacups. Many of us have never really given it much thought. Like many familiar garden flowers, the cup-and-saucer vine, or Cobaea scandens, belongs to a much…

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Farm Tour Sequel

There was a lot of touring of the farm and then we walked back to the house along the base they had dug out of the extra soil, past the vegetable garden, where corn, peas, lettuce, courgettes and other vegetables were growing in neat little boxes framed with old metal. We returned past the house,…

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Beautiful farm

Dan pointed to the south and told us they owned the next two hills, the one we saw had a trail running through it, as did the hill behind it. He reiterated that the farmers who owned the land before them had kept the vegetation under control, growing as much grass as possible. But they…

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My garden results

In this garden, constructed on an 8-foot bamboo pole base, branches and sprigs are then tied to the structure. Early sweet pea seedlings started in deep trays were placed around the base and squeezed back to produce stronger stems, and by July the structure will be covered with flowers. These will be a mix of…

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Farm hillside

When we were travelling to England last summer, as we turned onto a one-way street. I was now in the driver’s seat. The road is heavily hedged and tighter than any road you’ll see in America. I prayed that we didn’t run into any oncoming cars. After about 2 miles we came to a gap…

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Some tips to share about sowing seeds

This is my experience sharing about seed sowing, I hope it will be useful for flower lovers. Many herbs, such as thyme and hyssop, can be sown in winter, but they need a long, slow growing season, no sugar, bright light, so they must be sown under glass or light. 1. Don’t think that “climate”…

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Beautiful farm sharing record

As we rounded the corner of the farm, the mass planting of Rudbeckia plants was in full bloom at this end of the plinth that extends westwards from the house. It was shocking to see so much colour after crossing the quiet meadow above. I wondered how I hadn’t seen it before, but I realised…

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Rare Annuals and Gardens

My new border garden is about as complete as it can be, but like all good garden designs, it takes a lot of time to develop the design. This urn is temporary until I find suitable objects to centre the design and still need to set out the walkway, will probably use gravel, pea stones…

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