Monday, November 16, 2015

Well, it's taken 3 days but I've finally cut the front hedge down to the level of the fence. Usually I do it every year but somehow its escaped for the last 3 years and had got so tall I couldn't reach to trim the top.

Then came the job of disposal. I spent a noisy hour shredding and then mulching. 

While Smudge took absolutely no interest at all. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

A wind and rain lashed garden today. 

Hedge cutting has been postponed until the weather improves a bit.
 It's all a bit damp and depressing out there, even Rogan didn't want to go out.

 The wind is really lashing the bamboo.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

1st November

Well it's1st November today and it's so warm I'm sitting in the garden having breakfast thinking about all the jobs that need doing .I haven't been out here much this summer and it's all got a bit more jungleified than even I like.  Since my last post I've lost my faithful friend and helper, Finn but as you can see Rogan is poised to take over. 

Every thing needs drastically cutting back 

So I made a start by attacking the Rosa rugosa, which has jasmine growing through it and swamping it. 

Started making this frame for the jasmine and honeysuckle to climb up when it's sorted. 
 Every thing I cut down, I put through my new shredder and spread over the flower beds in the front garden
 That's the fuchsias put to bed for the winter.

And here's the vibernum in full flower and smelling divine as you walk through the front gate.