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Every day’s a school day…..

As previously mentioned, time spent working on the garden at Little Acre has been somewhat lacking of late, partly on account of a whole lot of procrastinating but mainly due to gaining a bucket load of hands on experience working on Matt Childs Hampton Court show garden (see previous blogs part one & part two).  This distraction continued with a truly wonderful day spent courtesy of the Garden Masterclass programme […]

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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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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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Wildlife, If you build it….they will come

With having two young boys, things that crawl, slime and buzz are regular features in our lives. One of the drivers for moving to a house on a decent sized plot was to create an area dedicated to wildlife so our kids could learn first hand about nature. I spent the early part of my working life as an ecologist (hence I suppose I could be somewhat accountable for the […]

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