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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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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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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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