June 30, 2020

This photo was taken 90 years ago of Mr Bowles , his dog and some Forty Hill Boys , When I enhanced the photo (below) , I was surprised to see the faint reflections of boys' faces in the window of the door on the left ...One is wearing shirt and tie , all are laughing...

June 29, 2020

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I hope you are all keeping well and not getting too excited about being allowed out to play again! 

To keep us going, I am sharing Steph's photos from Instagram that she has taken throughout the month June. They give us a good idea of how well the garden...

June 29, 2020

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So I hope you enjoyed the trip down memory lane over the last 10 weeks looking back through the years. Now, as I mentioned, it's 'Back to the Future'. The photos I'm sharing with you are courtesy of Steph Green, the Kitchen Gardener and Richard Harmes th...

June 16, 2020

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Hope you are all keeping well. Mixed bag of weather this week with more rain on the way but we all know our gardens need it so let it rain. We are now reaching the end of this series of reviews as I'm writing about 2019 this week. I know it was only last...

June 6, 2020

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The weather is changing and it will be cooler for a while which is good news for me. I do enjoy the sunshine but these days I prefer it to be cooler to work in the garden. I expect there has been lots of watering going on at Myddelton. Hopefully they wil...

June 3, 2020

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Well, I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the fine weather. It is now time for 2017 which was a busy year for changes in the garden and a great year for flowers of every description. 

In January the work on the wall supporting the flower bed that...

May 24, 2020

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I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying your extra time out and about. The Garden is still closed so I shall continue with my look back through the years. It's time for 2016. 

At the beginning of January there were several days when the sun shone and...

May 23, 2020

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In May 2015 a group of us from the Bowles Society went on a trip to the South of France retracing the steps taken by Mr Bowles when he joined his brother, Henry and his new wife, Florence, on what was to become known as ''The Triangular Honeymoon''. Photo...

May 14, 2020

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The 28th July 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WW1. 

Before the war, nearly 80% of wheat and flour consumed in Britain was imported. The food supply in Britain was seriously affected by naval blockages as it relied on food imports like...

May 9, 2020

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Hope you're all well and staying safe. Here are the highlights of 2014 to distract you for a while this week. 

In January 2014, the large tree in the bed at the front of the house was removed. It was completely blocking the view and over shadowing the sma...

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