End of Month View – July 2015

July has whizzed past in the flash of an eye and here we are at the end and you would be forgiven in thinking that we have gone forward to the end of September it is so cool.  It feels as though the garden has slowed down with flowers lasting longer in bloom and the…

End of Month View – November 2014

November this year has been wet and mild resulting in the weeds and grass still growing, even the drop of temperature earlier this week was short-lived and we are back to mild temperatures for the time of year and fog. Whilst I’m not so keen on the continual dampness the fog does add to the…

My Garden This Weekend – 23rd November

There is nothing better for the soul than a couple of hours in the garden, steadily working through a border, clearing and tidying especially on a grey damp Autumn day when any garden time feels like a gift. I have been cutting back, weeding and collecting leaves in the borders either side of the grass…

End of Month View – October 2014

October seems to have been a wet and windy month but it has certainly been a busy month for me resulting in not much gardening time and of course with the evenings drawing in things aren’t going to improve until the Spring. I’m amazed at how much the succulents have filled out in the trough…

My Garden This Weekend – 7th September 2014

Autumn and the season of bounty is definitely upon us.  My step over apples have generous crops of apples considering how small the trees are; not bad for their third year. I finished off my period of annual leave by replanting the Cottage Border along the top of the wall.  Last weekend I lifted everything…

End of Month View – August 2014

I have been off work for just short of two weeks and have completely lost track of time and the date so unfortunately the photos for this post were taken at midday when the sun was shining in my eyes so apologies. August has been very mild this year and wet and has, along with…

My Garden this Weekend 17/8/14 – A Warts & All Tour

I have weeded, dead-headed, cut back and generally given the garden a good sort out this weekend and during the evenings last week.  It was long overdue and the chaos that has been irritating me for weeks, if not months, is as a result of holidays, other commitments and weather either heavy rain or a…

End of Month View July 2014

It seems like forever since I wrote the last End of Month View so much so that I couldn’t remember what photos I usually included so this post might be a little hit and miss.  I’ll start with my favourite part of the garden – the new seating area.  The hardy exotic planting behind the…

My Garden This Weekend – 22nd June 2014

I’m not really a summer person nor for that matter a winter person.  I am much happier in spring and autumn as I prefer the weather and the way nature changes so dramatically during these seasons. I have found in recent years that around this time of year I start to lose interest in the…

The June Border

It’s nearly the longest day of the year and I finally have my camera back after a month at the repairers so I have spent some time this evening photographing the Cottage and Big Borders. For the first year since we have lived here I am thrilled with how these parts of the garden are…