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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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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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The vine…….

You could say that the house at Little Acre upon first impressions is a charming building with a chalet design sat within an enchanting wraparound plot…..that is upon first impressions. The reality is that the house is a 1960s extended chalet bungalow with a somewhat unattractive uPVC front abutted by a flat roofed double garage. This is not however immediately obvious, mainly due to the presence of a wonderfully established […]

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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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