June view 2009

June view 2009
View of rose and herb garden, June 2009

Small Garden Story

Over some 15 + years, I have been photographing the evolution of my small (85 x 15 foot) garden and it seems a waste not to put these records into some sort of context. Beginning here in April 2010 this Blog is intended to both act as a diary and to share past and present successes (and some failures), pleasures and disappointments with fellow garden-lovers. In due course, I intend to fill in some of the background and early days but that will have to wait until the winter months!

Monday, 30 May 2011

Late May views

View through arch as Kiftsgate begins to open

 This bank holiday I have been perfectly happy to see it rain although the garden itsself doesn't seem to have minded the dry weather and everything is still way ahead of usual.   One advantage of the dry weather has been that things haven't grown quite so out of control this year meaning less rushing out and staking things dripping with rain.   Also the grass has just about stayed green but hasn't needed cutting every 5 minutes.   Maybe all this is about to change....

Clematis and roses - this IS a bit of a jungle 
Here are some general views as a contrast to this time last year.   Perhaps the most significant thing I have noticed is that for the first time the left hand side of the garden seems to be doing well - probably as it has more light since next door's high conifer has been removed.
Not a garden for tall people - the honeysuckle does its own thing and smells divine
The left side of the garden is flourishing - much helped by things which have self-set

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