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Bebe's Journal

Bebe's Journal

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My gardening buddy.

15 August 2017 14:41:30
My gardening Buddy.

My gardening Buddy.

Lovely day here for a change, managed to get out and do some digging with my little mate.

Tatton Park

03 August 2017 15:06:50

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Still having problems uploading photos to the album so here's a few more of the beautiful Japanese Garden in Tatton Park.

Japanese Garden Tatton Park UK

28 July 2017 13:26:39

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Had the pleasure of going to RHS Flower Show in Tatton Park and it was a great experience. While there I visited the Japanese Garden, it is simply stunning. We had a guided tour of the garden so got up close to the plants, trees and ornaments. 

I was hoping to add more photos to the album but for some reason the 'Choose file' button won't appear!


Winter leaves it's calling card.

02 December 2016 15:32:50

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Very cold night last night with temperatures dropping to leave a beautiful frosty morning. A bit worried about some of my tender plants so have moved them into the tunnel for protection.

Building a new garden.

29 November 2016 17:56:53

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After a few disasters in the garden I decided to make a Japanese style garden at the back of the house.

I made a small one in the front garden and was vey happy with the result. It included a pond, acers and bamboos and a lovely lantern.

The back garden is very open and windswept and as we are surrounded by open fields, weeds are a huge problem.  As I do the garden on my own I found the acre site very daunting so have decided to break it up into smaller gardens. The tunnel  stands on one side so on the other I decided to put in a Japanese style garden and enclose it in a bamboo fence.

I started it in March 2014 and work on it when I get time and when the weather permits. My pride and joy is a 5ft Japanese lantern which I got from a wonderful place in Tarmonbarry in Roscommon. It weighs about a tonne - honestly - and it took 3 of us to get it into my car and 4 of us to get it back out again.  A neighbour very kindly helped me install it in the garden using his tractor.

The rocks came from the garden. It is impossible to dig without hitting a rock. I scrub them before setting them in the gravel then plant around them.

I plan to put in a dry garden and watefall next year and a pond if I can.


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