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Little Acre Garden

The Rhode to nowhere…

Whilst adding hedgerows, digging ponds, reinvigorating woodlands are all satisfying activities, they are all diversions from the fundamentals here at Little Acre. Although the front garden, paddock, kitchen garden and woodland are relative blank canvases (mass clearance aside), the main garden, in its prime, would have been a lush display of perennials, trees, shrubs and an almost innumerable amount Roses and Rhododendrons. Unfortunately these are all now past their best, […]

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Don’t Fence Me In…

Fences – the one thing Little Acre is not short of is fences! The previous owners dabbled in the world of dog breeding and as such created the garden in such a way that each area could be separated from the other (allowing the dogs to go outside yet be kept apart if required). From above the garden looks like a series of interconnecting lines resembling a complex game of […]

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Seeing the wood for the trees

Living on the edge of the South Downs National Park when you see a woodland you can often be mistaken for thinking its always been there. That the surrounding fields, houses and roads had been carved in and around the trees. So, to find original planting plans and photos for our small section of wood, crafted a mere 25 years ago, was momentarily disarming. (if I’m being totally honest the […]

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Weeding out the Woodland

There are a number of challenges to be faced at Little Acre, the complete redesign of the main garden, the digging over and re establishment of the kitchen garden, the thinning of the woodland, yet prior to addressing any of these there is an overriding need to tackle the presence of highly invasive perennial weeds (as touched on previously). Bindweed works it way through both the kitchen and main garden […]

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Burn Baby Burn….part two.

So back to the woodland and those pesky logs that were currently not suited to meet our pyromaniac like need to burn stuff  ….(see part one) In spite of it being early August the overwhelming desire to ‘test’ the new log burner took control. The power of the internet provided us with a local supplier who would deliver to us locally sourced, seasoned wood, along with (unbeknown to them) the […]

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