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  1. Oli
    April 6, 2011 @ 11:06 pm

    It really is a lovely garden to be working in. And reading these comments brought tears to my eyes too. Still, the garden will appreciate the extra watering :)

  2. Jan
    March 31, 2011 @ 12:01 am

    Apparently there’s another flower growing book coming out soon-thought I’d give you advance notice! Toby Buckland has written a book called FLOWERS -planning and planting for continuous colour, giving practical tips and hands on advice. Published on April 7th by BBC Books.

  3. Jan
    March 29, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

    The most exciting bit of gardening is when you’ve done the back breaking work and get to sow seeds and wait for those new leaves to emerge. It never ceases to amaze me that those scraps of brown dust called seeds have everything inside waiting to grow if we give them the right conditions! What a lovely spot Frank has left for you to enjoy, growing flowers is a great way to use it! Just sown my own Bupleurum today, have chickened out and gone for a seedtray in the greenhouse.

    • Ben
      March 29, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

      Is that your way of saying we’ve sown too early!!! :) x

      • Ben
        March 30, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

        PS…check out that tilth…God we’re good…

  4. Mo
    March 29, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    I’m so pleased that Nancy posted. I was thinking how lovely it was that you paid tribute to Frank and then read her message. Lovely.

    And, doesn’t Love in a Mist sound much nicer than Nigella? ;P
    Great pics and good to see what you’re up to :)

    • Ben
      March 29, 2011 @ 9:12 pm

      Thanks Mo.
      Belinda from Wildacre flowers calls it Lust in the Dust. :)

  5. JW Blooms
    March 27, 2011 @ 11:20 pm

    Looking fab – and I love the picture with the string. Great to see some pictures of the Higgledy empire (at last!). Hoorah and huzzah for the micro lens! What are the blue things at the end of the rows? Jx

    • Ben
      March 28, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

      Haven’t you got blue things? They are ‘grow sticks’ just pop them in at the end of a row and you get double the yield. They work on a principle called ‘seismic premonition’. I can sell you 12 for £50….bargin.

  6. Nancy - Franks favourite daughter
    March 27, 2011 @ 10:19 pm

    On what would have been Franks Birthday I could not think of a better tribute to him than setting the seeds of a new beginning. He was the most organised man you could have ever met and he would have admired the hard work you boys put in today, if he’s looking down on us he will spread his magic to make this the perfect season for us all. Thanks Ben and Olli for making me cry a little bit today. xxx

    • Ben
      March 28, 2011 @ 7:43 pm

      Aw bless you Nancy! I hope is looking down on us because we haven’t got a clue what we’re doing… ;) It’s a lovely garden to be working in…I’m really glad there is a foot path between the veg patch and the field….so the masses can view the show….fingers crossed…

  7. Belinda Norrington
    March 27, 2011 @ 9:12 pm

    Wowza, how exciting – all the planting I mean, not the glimpse of Ollie, although that is nice too!!

    You have got some serious space, all this plus the 15 beds in the field. And a greenhouse.

    What am I doing with just a garden!! Bx

    • Ben
      March 27, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

      hardly ‘just a garden’!!!! But yes we have got some space now…keeping up with it will be tricky and finding someone to buy the blooms the biggest challenge. Defo up for swopsies if we have anything you might want when the time comes.
      Or if you get a big order you know we can help out with flouncy annuals! :) x