Saturday, August 3, 2013

Almost a year...

Wow! Almost a year between posts. Thank you to the lovely blogging friends who have checked in on me during this posting silence. It really is such a heartening thing to know that my small contribution to the bloggesphere is valued.

It is very hard to come back after such a long time but sharing words, my garden, garden visits and inspiration is something that I dearly love. I am in the process of developing my very own space in the world wide web that I will share when it is done. It will be very similar, with plenty of photos, ideas on growing food, designing gardens, the amazing beauty of plants and the fundamental connection that us humans share with the natural world.

At my place there is a constant stream of work, shaping and then reshaping the garden, collecting things and putting them together. Stand back, then change it again!

The most recent acquisition is this amazing copper boiler - now home to my Meyer Lemon. I love how the copper tones tie in with the colours of the earth walls and the slate roof...

There's been some serious vegetable garden extending - from four beds to six, new fencing, gates and restructuring of the espaliered fruit trees. Yet to happen is painting of the beds and laying of the new gravel. This summer will be fabulous and I am hoping for some bumper crops!

There has also been plenty of letting nature take its course... There's Borage flowering everywhere where its sheltered enough from the harsh frosts that we are having and many signs of spring poking up through the cold to make the most of the soft, late winter sun.

The rest of the garden is a wild mess with plenty of depressing rabbit carnage. Rings of chicken wire and welded mesh around sticks, really don't make for attractive garden photos! Hopefully soon I will have more to share about it and the exciting planning stage for the coming spring and summer crops.

Here's to a lush coming season of delicious food and beautiful flowers in my little garden of paradise!
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