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office knock-down

Today, the garden office was smashed to smithereens.    

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polish off your (morris) dancing shoes….

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New Lease Party – Fri 24th July

On Friday 24th July we celebrated the completion of the garden’s new 20 year lease.  Sheltering under our pop-up gazebos from the torrential rain, party-goers toasted the new lease and enjoyed food from the BBQ. Our thanks to InMidtown for … Continue reading

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Bee hunter

The Regale lilies are always popular with honey bees as the big scented flowers produce copious nectar and pollen.  This bee wasn’t being busy, and on closer inspection it was clearly dead, a dry husk of a bee.  Just visible … Continue reading

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Pendrell Party

Yesterday, the garden hosted the Pendrell House 20th Anniversary Party, a bunting, balloons and BBQ affair.  The youngest party-goers were entertained by Punch & Judy while thirsty elders did their best to drink ‘Mark’s Bar’ dry.  Spicy burgers were served, … Continue reading

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Early Closing Today

Our apologies, but the garden will be closing early today, at noon. We will be getting ready for the Pendrell House 20th Anniversary Party.  Open as usual from tomorrow.

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!new lease!

At last, here it is, signed, stamped and complete – the new 20 year lease for the garden. We have been working on this for the past 7 years.  During this time we have argued, pleaded and jumped through an … Continue reading

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hungry teasels

Teasels are getting ready to flower, the soft, green buds are getting larger everyday. A shower of rain has filled the cups formed by the leaf bases. Already collecting is a fine collection of teasel-cup crud, and now small insects … Continue reading

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Rosa ‘Francis E. Lester’

‘Francis E. Lester’ is garlanding the railings and threading through the bush ivy. The big heads of scented single roses in apple-blossom shades will be on display for six weeks or so. Though only flowering once it will set lots … Continue reading

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cleaning up euryops

The first flush of flowers of the South African Daisy bush, Euryops chrysanthemoides, is just fading. Garrard has been busy dead-heading them, a fiddley tiresome job, snipping each one off individually with scissors. This time spent is well worth it, … Continue reading

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