Sunday, 23 October 2011

Getting back to how it was!

My garden is beginning to look a little like it used.. but so slowly! During the  four years of being in the hands of tenants the weeds had taken over and it has taken a while to clear the tangle of brambles and celandine. The slowness is due to me, it has been difficult. I have been able to plant up a new bit of garden in front of the small trees. I am pleased I made the effort the other week. It may look bare in places but I am willing the perennials to bush out and I will add to them in the spring.

There are still daffodil bulbs to plant, but when we had that wonderful Indian summer, it was too hot! How could it have been too hot in October? I am not worried about getting the last of the bulbs in, when I worked full time I planted them on Boxing day as it was the only day I had free time!
When people were saying it was too hot I kept quiet after last winter’s snow, the longer it is, before winter sets in suits me best.

My little shed has had a new coat of paint and looks as good as new. The nastursiums bordering the flower bed were all planted this summer, just so I could have some colour. We have sat out here each day for morning coffee and afternoon tea and when it gets chilly we will sit in the conservatory and look at it all, just a small piece of heaven..


Margaret said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your garden looks heavenly. And your handwork is lovely! Love that ripple blanket and the book cover!

Lesleyanne said...

Your garden is looking great. Love the colour of your shed.

Neabear said...

You have turned your yard into a pleasant place to relax. I love it. That shed is cute too.


Julie said...

It's looking lovely Chris, you are right gardens are a little bit of heaven, we've been enjoying ours from the conservatory this afternoon, a little too chilly to be outside.

Love the shed, it looks like a beach hut!

Leslie: said...

I wish I could get out and do more in my garden, but my back just won't cooperate. :( But it doesn't look too bad. I keep the front garden simple and the back kind of does its own thing. Your garden looks lovely! :D

Wendy said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog. Yes it is hard to let go of my home, but I have to keep reminding myself it was my choice. I need to simplify my life now. And I will just bring the memories along with me.

Your garden is lovely, a labour of love as I see it. Nice to have a little spot for morning coffee and afternoon tea. And that dear little shed! So sweet dressed all in blue.

Carolyn NC said...

Your garden looks wonderful!

Kate said...

Your garden is looking gorgeous and I love the shed colour.

Joysze said...

Slowly, but surely... :) Your garden looks great already. I love the little red flowers against the blue of the shed.

Carol said...

Hi Chris, thank you for visiting and your kind comments on my blog. Glad I helped with your blogger problems.
The sun is shining here today and we are promised a warm weekend, no, I'm not complaining about warmth at this time of the year either.
My garden has got 'a bit a way from me' in recent years, but I am going to try harder. Bought some bulbs and pansies to put in containers this weekend.
Love your shed, so bright and welcoming.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Carol xx