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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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The Green Green Glass of Home……

One of the main features which caused me to have child like excitement in the garden at Little Acre, was the presence of the large, yet slightly tired, greenhouse. It takes pride of place at the front of the veg area yet like most of the garden it has certainly seen better days. Being 8ft by 10ft and of wood construction it must have once been a beautiful structure, but […]

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Task one….operation bindweed 

It’s not so much of a case of what to do at Little Acre, it’s more where to start.  Before I can even begin thinking in the most basic of detail about garden design, there is a need to establish what exactly we are dealing with.  A lifetime of having instilled into me the importance of ‘save the pennies….’ & ‘waste not, want not’ (as I write those words the […]

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