Saturday, 25 June 2016

My Garden Settling Down after the Storms and Incessant Rain

At last I have been able to get to posting on my current garden.
We have had severe storms, incessant rain, and strong winds during the wettest June on record.
The garden has flooded a number of times and there has been some damage but mostly from rose heads so heavy with water.


Took these photos earlier but as I type the thunder is again rolling around






This cheeky fox (can you see him?) does not seem to want to leave. Not nice as they leave such a smell behind


Some of the rose heads lying on the ground
If they were apples we would have been calling them windfalls



To the left is one of the areas that we have cleared to put down turf for less work






Alan managed to burn the lawn when weeding and feeding it.
The one day that it did not rain or he would have watered it in!



Looking out the front sitting room window








The front caught the worst of the storms




Apart from damage the weeds have taken over like never before and there is a long way still to go to clear them
So over a month since last posting and have wanted to get something down here and at last I have made it.
Looking forward to catching up with everyone.


Saturday, 21 May 2016

The Garden is coming to Life

Still struggling with photo issues on new computer. I think there is some conflict with new software and blogger. These photos are all in the wrong order even though I had them in the right order. Frustrating and time consuming.


Still lots of heavy rain but the garden is coming to life.









We can see here one of the newly grassed over areas, having removed a number of shrubs over the winter









Making use of an old bathroom mirror. My large garden mirror became so warped it was useless.


Still working on making borders smaller and increasing the lawn which will hopefully be finished soon


Some of the roses at the front opened up over night after one warm sunny day 




I wasn't sure how much I would like the garden with so many shrubs removed but I am actually liking the change to a more open space

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Spring Arrives in the Garden and More



This very ancient Crab Apple always gives such a lift to the garden
It was fairly old when we moved here nearly 40 years ago


I even like it's gnarled and moss covered branches 


A bluish tint in the evening light



A week ago daughter Jane and family had a 3 night cycling holiday in the Derbyshire Dales
They managed 60 miles all told that week which was pretty good I think with a 6 year old. (She was 7 the day they went home though)









'Made it' she says