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The Garden Cottage 2011-03-30 10:22:00

The Garden Cottage WebsiteOh what a lovely morning, just a little bit of rain during the night. The garden is looking so colourful various yellows, blues pink and lots of greenery. I have just been a walk down the garden. Ive seen the stoat with a rabb…

more about the cheese and wine event

The Garden Cottage Website As you can see we had a full house for the quiz and looking at two of the revellers ts the end a good time was had by all. The winners were from Hurst Green. Thanks to everyone that helped make the evening a success.

The Garden Cottage 2011-03-15 15:22:00

We have just finalized the purchase of some land adjoining the our garden. The hens and bantams think they have died and gone to heaven. A friend has lent us some sheep to eat the grass down, when this is done we aim to plant some broad leaf trees.
I helped to organize a cheese and wine evening for St James church at the weekend, we raised £781.00 pounds but I’m still tired. Next thing up is the Inglewhite litter pick on the 22nd of this month, it usually rains, but heh ho we won’t melt as my dad used to say!
The stoats are getting more cunning we don’t see as much of them now, there seems to be lots of baby rabbits around. so long as they leave the hens alone they are welcome.

Spring News

The Garden Cottage Website The hens and the Bantams are laying well again following the snow. We have a big Bartle hen that has to live with the Bantams, she was attacked by a dog that tore all the feathers and skin from her neck.I thought it had taken…

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Winter and Spring

The Garden Cottage Website The winter has been a long one. We really enjoyed the snow and the clear sky’s. Now the garden spring clean has started. We have been cutting back a lot of shrubs and getting rid of dead leaves. We have also been putting plen…

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The Garden Cottage 2011-02-01 14:07:00

The Garden Cottage Website It’s an awful long time since I have had time to bring my news up to date. The cottage has had a really good year and the bookings are coming in for 2011. We had open gardens for the church last year, that was big success and…

The Garden Cottage 2010-03-08 21:49:00

What a beautiful weekend. The daffs are almost out, the snowdrops are really a great show this year. One of our rescue fowl (a small bantam) has been bullied by the hens so we have moved her and on Sunday so that she wouldn’t be lonely we bought three …

Spring

The Garden Cottage Website Well at last the snowdrops are through. We have just finished cleaning all the bird boxes out and soaked them in jeyes fluid. They’ve been dried and put back up. By the way some of the birds are acting not a moment to soon! W…

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winter snows

The top picture was taken from our bedroom window one frosty night in December 2009 The middle one was taken of our two visitors that were staying over the Christmas period. Gareth played Prince charming at the Guild HallThe last picture is of the gar…

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Autunm

Well at last hopefully this blog space is sorted. It’s been a funny old year, we have either been melting or drowning. The garden doesn’t seem to have suffered to much. We have had lots of visitors of the fur and feathered type,and oh yes humans as well.

Just now we are busy cutting back, everything seems to have put on a lot of growth this year. Like everyone else we have had a heaps of fruit, the vegetables, all did well as have the greenhouse brigade. Lots of our guests were able to share all of these things with us.

We had a very successful coffee morning raising lots of money to sponsor Mark our son and Donna our niece who both completed the Great North Run and raised between them around £2000,00 for Prostate Cancer Research.

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Spring has Sprung at the Garden Cottage

The sun is shining and the spring flowers are showing their faces to the sun. The birds are examining the boxes, all were used last year,we have just finished cleaning them out. The Garden Cottage Website