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Woods….bathing, breathing & simply being.

Well the hammock isn’t quite strung between palm trees & the cup of tea I’ve got isn’t quite the gin cocktail I’d like……but the view of this mighty oak (which has easily got a good couple of hundred years under its belt) certainly helps you to relax, just breathe and let your brain destress for a moment. Looking at its ancient form, thinking of how time has passed around it […]

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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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Sweat, Mud & Show Gardens Part 2…

As a follow on from part one……I had one more day left on site with Matt and the team. I was already feeling pangs of disappointment for being assigned elsewhere for the remainder of the week and would not see this garden through to completion.  Day 2 was hard hard work, moving mountains of compost, battling 30 degree heat whilst trying to keep plants which thrive in partial shade out […]

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Sweat, Mud & Show Gardens Part 1….

Things have been somewhat quiet on the Little Acre Garden front of late. Partly on account of getting lost in the day to days. Partly due to a necessary refocus on bringing the house decor into the current era (in an effort to reduce the woodchip and anaglypta). Partly in order to spend time getting the admin side of the business ‘Little Acre Garden Design’ in hand, but mainly and […]

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Seasons of change…a year in the life.

As we approach a year here at Little Acre, every season has brought with it an array of horticultural delights. Plants that once seemed dull and uninteresting one minute are ablaze with a floral display the next. As I write, this Spring is slowly departing and we are tentatively backing away from the blizzards, floods and winds that have seemed to dominate this year to date and we start to […]

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