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Cobwebs in the morning dew

Published on July 8, 2014, by in July, Through the year.

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First sweet pea cutting of the season

Published on June 29, 2014, by in June.

Quick picture of the sweet peas before their first cutting. Now looking lovely in a vase in the kitchen…

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Something different from the front garden

Published on June 24, 2014, by in Diary.

We don’t really have a front garden at Midsummer Cottage, which is probably just as well with all the work that needs doing in the back. However, there is a small flower bed and these pink and white things (not the technical term, I know) were looking magnificent in the afternoon sun. Taken through the window from inside the house looking our towards the Bratton Clovelly village green.

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31st May 2014 reference shots

Loads of colour and activity in the garden here in Bratton Clovelly, West Devon, as we reach the last day of May. Sadly, that includes the length of the grass – which is at a week overdue on being cut and growing like crazy – but I’ll blame the rain last weekend for that…

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Lots of bees loving the borage

Published on May 27, 2014, by in May, Through the year, Video.

He’s a quick phone video of bees all over the borage yesterday…

Apologies for the shaky phone camera work and dodgy auto focus!

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Tree peony in the border looking good

Published on May 21, 2014, by in Diary, May, Through the year.

The border in the top garden has come into colour in a big way led by the tree peony…


Here’s a gallery – click to see slideshow…


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