For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
Well House Manor module M161
Gardens at Well House Manor
Resources from the web site of Well House Consultants on the subject of Gardens at Well House Manor. We provide open source training course
and business hotel accommodation
in Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Well House Manor is set in 3/4 of an acre of
grounds, mostly laid to grass and surrounded by
trees which keep it quiet and secluded.
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|4666||Spring at Well House Manor|
Spring is here - Easter - daffodils - in the garden at Well House Manor. Open as a small hotel / large B&B for business and adult leisure guests. Set in a quiet spot just a few hundred yards from Melksham Town Centre.
|4166||Pimms and Croquet - Melksham Festival of Food and Drink |
Lovely weather for our Edwardian afternoon at Well House Manor. The Pimms flowed, the atmosphere was great, the game of croquet, cucumber sandwiches (cucumbers grown in our own geerhouses) and cream teas. And Alice turned up along with the Queen of Hearts!
A full hotel tonight ...
|4162||Pimms and Croquet at Well House Manor - 7th September 2013|
The Melksham Food and Drink Festival starts in just over a week, and following on from last year's very successful Croquet and Pimms afternoon at Well House Manor, we're doing something similar again this year.
Location - Well House Manor, 48 Spa Road
Date - Saturday 7th September 2013
Time - 12:00 ...
|4155||Wedding Reception preps at Well House Manor|
Tomorrow (Thursday), we have a wedding reception at Well House Manor. Not our usual business, but this one's our daughter Kim's wedding to Kyle. And today has been setup day ... from a grass laws at 10:00 to a marquee at 12:00
to a fully setup wedding meal room in the garden by 18:00
And that's ...
|4139||Out of doors (mostly) at Well House in Melksham|
What can I say? It's been a lovely day... I'm just waiting for the final checkins. We've had comings and goings all day - an event booked and deposit paid, rooms shown, a room changed over, deliveries of food, fruit and water, a run on orange juice in the cafe. A briefcase for lost property, and a successful ...
|4083||Spring at Well House Manor - Teas and Coffees, Museum, Garden, Rooms|
A beautiful spring day... though still a bit chilly. But the museum for Melksham is open every afternoon, and we're serving bean to cup coffee and cream teas inside and (currently for the more robust!) outside too.
If you've got relatives coming to stay over the next few weeks, we've ...
|4030||What is on OUR pond?|
Over the weekend, the first member of the Well House Team to arrive at Well House Manor was delighted to see a pair of mallards on our pond / fountain. Several of us did our best to take pictures, but some of us (i.e. myself) got shakey and blurred pictures. Rachel, who's picture I've posted here ...
|3980||Well House Manor in the snow|
It's very pretty at Well House Manor today - around 15 cm of snow (should I say 6") ...
Has this effected us? Not really - our C++ course ate in house rather than walking into town, and some guests who are due to stay tonight phoned to ask about road conditions. In the ...
|3814||Returning guests - a sign of a good product. Cream teas and hotel rooms.|
1. We're getting busier and busier at Well House Manor
2. Many of our guests are returning guests - we're seeing familiar faces for our cream teas, and some of our hotel guests have been with us dozens of times.
What does 1. plus 2. mean? It means we must be doing something right, as our customers ...
|3842||Relax at Well House Manor - gardens, fountain, hotel|
If you're coming to stay at Well House Manor - whether on a training course, visiting another local business, or for leisure, you'll welcome our relaxed atmosphere. We're only a few hundred yards from Melksham town centre, but being set in our own 0.75 acre grounds we provide a quiet environment where ...
|3883||Apple Pressing Day 2012|
A wonderful day at Well House Manor - Apple Pressing Day, 2012.
Take your apples, and cut them into a mulch.
Put them into press, and press out the juice.
Fill bottles with the juice, and tables with the guests having the final cream teas of the 2012 season.
Well House Manor remains open ... all ...
|3855||Mad week done - so come for Croquet|
It's been a mad week ... i was going to add "here in Melksham", but Lisa and I haven't been in Melksham - we've been all over the country (or it feels like it). We got back on the train to Melksham at twenty past seven yesterday evening, and I was straight into a meeting at 7:30 at the Town Hall ...
|3856||Edwardian day with Croquet - Well House Manor, 8th September 2012 - Pictures|
Victoria Sponge, Pimms, Croquet, Sunshine, Cucumber Sandwiches, green lawns, some fifty guests and a wonderful staff team all together made for a great afternoon. Thank You all!
Well House Manor is open for afternoon tea every day - right through the year. During the summer, enjoy a strawberry ...
|3836||In the garden at Well House Manor|
Well House Manor is set in 3/4 acre of gardens - pictured here on Friday, early in the day as we set up for a garden party at lunchtime.
There are some lovely flowers and grasses to see at the moment - I couldn't resist this picture of grasses in the light and a shadowed backdrop ...
|3708||Strawberry Cream Teas in Melksham - available every day this summer|
On Sunday, 6th May, Well House Manor will again be open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for Strawberry Cream Teas. If the weather's sunny and hot, sit in our garden. Or in any weather sit in the "Whitworth" room, or our lounge or library. And we'll then be open every afternoon throughout the summer - just ...
|3314||Garden Seating, Well House Manor|
Goodness - it's been a busy few days, and I've been overcoming jetlag ... on Friday we flew into the UK, we spend most of Saturday programming a cash register, and on Sunday we opened for Cream Teas. It's going well - getting easier day by day (as I would have predicted) and we're happy with how it's ...
|3296||Dog, hotel, Melksham, Wiltshire?|
This is Chloe. In the garden at Well House Manor - our hotel in Melksham, Wiltshire. Policy until recently was "no pets" ... but Chloe's owner was booked into another local hotel who accepted more bookings than they had available rooms, and Mr and Mrs Chloe found themselves booked with us ...
|1142||Planters in the Spring|
Christine and Jane (not to forget Ed) have done us proud in transforming a building site into a hotel garden. It's been a big task with major areas to be re-turfed, the debris of ages cleared, new beds installed, and the rawness of the site transformed into the pleasant place that you'll want to stay ...
|1786||Picturing the rain|
A damp August and a really wet start to September. It looks like a tropical storm, doesn't it, but in fact it's a picture I took out of the window of our smaller training room during the MySQL course yesterday.
Well House Manor remained water tight, with our approach canopy doing sterling service against ...
|1683||Plenty of car parking at Well House Manor, Hotel, Melksham|
In an ideal world, business at Well House Manor would be evenly spread through the day ... but it doesn't always work out that way. This morning, we were serving breakfast for two dozen in "The Wilts", for our hotel guests - NOT part of the two dozen - in "The Whitworth" - and we had a small group arriving ...
|1196||The last tree to leaf|
Last summer and autumn, we had a great deal of tree work done at Well House Manor - catching up on years of neglect, clearing leylandia that had become a source of friction between the previous owner and her neighbours, and clearing the way for an improved entrance, driveway and parking. In the end, ...
|707||A story of goldfish|
Lisa put five goldfish in our pond the summer before last. We looked at the pond the day after they were introduced and we could see three - but there was plenty of pondweed to hide the others. A day or two later we could only see one fish, and even that was nowhere to be seen a week later.
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Feel free to walk around our gardens.
The Cottage and the Pantry.
Greenhouses and outhouses.
The Secret Garden.
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