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      Two new ‘Secret Garden’ greetings cards have been added to our shop page. The full range can be seen here

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    June in pictures

      :: restoration continues : starting to sort through all those boxes : installing electric sockets :: :: wiring the living room : elderflower cordial making : cutting conduit :: :: doorstep posies : learning new skills : garden roses ::

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    Fragrant posies of Christ Church garden flowers (for sale) on the doorstep. Image of the Week #190

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    May in pictures

      :: sowing seeds : visiting Owen and came across this elephant armour from the Powis collection in Leeds! : the cut flower patch is growing :: :: finishing the downstairs skirting : a trip to local bluebell woods : preparing for another land speed record :: :: putting in posts for a new log shed : the garden blooms…

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    Spring in the Secret Garden

        It has been a little while since I last went into the ‘Secret Garden’, having been busy in the allotment. Wandering around it with my camera in the morning sunshine was delightful as it was starting to be full of colour! Oh how my eyes have missed it! Last autumn I planted a handful of tulips which I…

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    February in Pictures

      :: skirting completes the landing : tidying the garden : half term adventures :: :: apse restoration begins : before cleaning the stained glass : (too) high up ::  :: ‘champing’ : installing the loft ladder : spring comes to the churchyard ::

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    September in pictures

      :: painting the bathroom : foraging damsons and making chutney : getting ready for painting :: :: close up to some decorative details : my hard working paint brush (I’m not a roller girl!) : tackling the {big} ceiling :: :: making the mezzanine floor in the workshop : enjoying the September sunshine in the garden : the finished…