End of Month View – Jan 2011
It’s funny how our perception of time passing changes in accordance with what we are doing. December seemed to be over before it had started despite the tedium of snow and cancelled holiday plans but January seems to have lasted for ever. I suppose there is a sense of urgency in December with Christmas approaching and certainly a work people are keen to get meetings and decisions made before the break. January is less purposeful, it reminds me of a Victorian chaperone, quietly waiting in the background.
Anyway, here we are at the end of January and the end of month view of the front garden (this year’s project to ponder) and needless to say nothing has changed in the last couple of months. Not only that but I have had not grand awakening of what to do with it; unlike the back garden which is in line for some startling revisions.
I have however realised that the Fatsia I planted last year to fill the top corner is completely the wrong plant for this location. It gets very hot and sunny here and I have realised that Fatsias don’t like this environment at all. I did actually know this but I was so caught up in find a strong plant for this corner that I overlooked the poor Fatsia’s requirements. Don’t worry it is off to the back garden as part of the new scheme in a location where it will feel a lot happier and I am left back at square 1 trying to think of a shrub that will balance out the Birch in the other corner. I also have to be mindful of drains which are in this area so I think a tree is out of the question. More head scratching.
I have also decided that I want some form of lawn in the front garden for the sake of conformity. I don’t think a circle would work but I think the borders need to be deeper and that is as far as my ponderings have got.
Who knows next month I may be able to show you a flower in the front garden if the weather improves!.
I’m sorry if this post seems a little rushed but we have no internet or telephone connection at home at the moment as someone tried to steal the telephone cables leading to our estate, apparently the copper wire is valuable. It seems that we may not have connection until Thursday so I am bashing out this post in my lunch break at work!!
Anyway, please do join in the End of Month view meme – either with some photos of what your garden looks like or maybe focus on one area through the year, its entirely up to you but I find it very helpful to build up a record of the same area over 12 months. If you do join in please pop a link to your post in the comments page so we can follow your progress.