John's Bed

When we first moved into the house in 1988 John was almost 10, he was already quite interested in gardening so when he announced that he would like a rather unpromising narrow strip of garden we were delighted. From then, until he left home some 8 years later he was quite definite about what plants could go in his garden - mainly conifers and heathers with a few evergreen perennials. It was quite a difficult decision to remove a pinus strobus nana to accommodate the new greenhouse - it was John's first plant, given to him by his Gran and brought from our previous house - he wasn't well pleased but tried to understand.

The bed has a large crock on its side - it used to look huge when we first had it and all the plants were smaller but it seems to have shrunk. We can't decide what to grow in it so we leave it empty!

At the far end stands a silver birch marking time when we took over the garden the birch was a few inches tall now it is a large tree.


Forward to the composts
Back to the greenhouse

NGS open days in 2019:

Sunday February 17th (11.00-3.00pm) - Hot Soup also available
Sunday February 24th (11.00-3.00pm)
- Hot Soup also available
Monday May 27th (1.30-5.30pm)
- Combined with other Repton NGS Village Gardens*
Thursday June 27th (12.00-5.00pm)
- A midweek opening
Sunday July 21st (1.30-5.30pm)
- Combined with other Repton NGS Village Gardens*
Delicious home-made cakes with tea or coffee available.

Entrance £4 children free, all takings (entry, teas and plants) to the NGS.

* Repton NGS Village Gardens are a group of 5 or 6 NGS gardens, the entry fee to see all of the gardens is only £6

We are also open for the NGS by arrangement, (for groups of 10 or more - adm £6 incl home-made teas and guided tour)

Thank you for your visit

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