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The romance of a well

I was pretty much brought up on Enid Blyton and it instilled in me a desire to live in a cute cottage in a countryside village. A well in the garden would be an added bonus. Well, although more of a farmhouse than a cottage, I am lucky enough to have fulfilled that dream. We were told by the previous owner that the well in the garden used to also serve the farmworkers’ cottages opposite. The path leading from the well to an iron gate half way down the garden would suggest that’s true. We live at the top of a hill, and as far as I’m aware, the only other well at the top of the hill in Somerset is in a small village called Kilmersdon, which is famous for the Jack and Jill nursery rhyme. Wouldn’t it be cool if that’s a mistake and it was actually our well? Haha!….

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Willow blossom and fedge update

(A fedge by the way is a cross between a fence and a hedge, in case you were wondering.) You may remember (though you probably don’t) that several years ago I had the dilemma about what to plant in the lower garden in order to provide some privacy quickly. If you want a quick catch-up, the post is HERE; and then please read on for an update…

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Good things come to those who wait

Three years ago I planted a tiny twig in the ground – a special half price offer from J Parkers. At last, my tree peony has flowered, one massive glorious delicate pink flower. It is truly the highlight of the flowerbed and the envy of all the other plants.

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Snowdrops again.

A rare sight in our garden.

A rare sight in our garden.

I haven’t done a gardening blog for a while because there hasn’t been a lot to say. To be honest, there still isn’t a lot to say!

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