Saturday, October 14, 2017

Clematis Montana, should flower early in the year in spring, I think you are a little mixed up dear.

 I cut her well back after she finished flowering because she had swamped the old archway and was stopping me getting into the rest of the garden and I wanted to put the new archway up. Since then she has decided to attack the house and is trying to pull the drainpipe down now!


A quick view through the new archway before it gets swamped again.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Just sitting in my chair, thinking about what needs to be done.


The breeze, ok wind,fairly chilly wind if I'm honest, is gently swinging me and the dolphin wind chime above my head is tinkling a merry tune.


My dog at my side, guarding the secateaurs I was using a few moments ago





I was trying to cut back some of the jasmine to give my rosa rugosa a bit of breathing space. The jasmine has gone wild this summer and over run the whole of the back garden.


I've just spotted an ash sapling that needs removing, pity really as my ash tree in the front seems to have the dreaded ash dieback. I'm sure that when the council cut her back they weakened her and let the disease in.

It's cold sitting here I'm going back inside to watch garden rescue on the telly.

Lucky birds had a food parcel today.


A selection of seed from Haiths,


And fatballs from Dog Food Dave.

One little sparrow saying thankyou,


but no one has found the fat balls yet.





Friday, September 29, 2017

It's been a while since I posted here, this doesn't mean my garden has been neglected. Far from it. The clematis outside my back door was drastically pruned back after she finished flowering and the old archway which collapses every year was replaced with a brand new and I'm ashamed to say, shop bought one which I hope will prove to be a bit more robust than my attempts at woodwork.


A trellis was added, and I bought a rambling rose, David Austens Malvern Hills, to clamber over it in memory of my old horse who crossed the rainbow bridge at the end of May. She has pale yellow flowers and a beautiful perfume.
My old chair fell to pieces and is now firewood, but has been replaced with this hanging pod chair which I love and is sooo comfortable.





I've been spending a lot of time since my chair arrived last week sitting with a book and a cuppa making the most of the weather while it lasts,(I love Autumn), and watching the birds on the feeder at the end of the garden.


Now that Rogan is older and not escaping from the garden anymore we're spending more time out here and lots of meals have been consumed al fresco and here are some of the visitors who have been sharing the bounty.





Monday, May 8, 2017

A quick wander round the garden afew days ago











Every time I try to light the chimnea one of the neighbours has washing out! But I managed to get it litone evening and ate my dinner in the garden next to it. 


Hopefully there will be lots more meals around it this summer.