Hello summer, I thought you'd never arrive! What a difference a little sunshine makes to the soul, suddenly things that seemed to loom heavy and ominous seem lighter and manageable! I love the evenings up on our little hill after a really hot day, the city all stretched out below us, I can feel myself relax and de-stress as I stand and look.
I can potter happily for half and hour or so, watering my plans in the cooling air, usually with Stella following me.
I can check on my experimental fanned fruit trees, that are temporarily residing in pots until the hedge can be taken out and a proper fruit frame for them to grow long can be put up.
I can fight back our Sweet Peas that are bent on world domination!
I can swear to myself that I will definitely cut that grass tomorrow...
...and I will also definitely buy some slug pellets to try and save whats left of my veg!
Our garden on a summer evening reminds me how lucky we are, very lucky to have the wonderful chaps at Victoriana Nursery supplying us with 90% of these great plants (and replacements when I either kill them or the slugs eat them!) ...
...and endlessly lucky to live here, in a beautiful city we love, in a wonderful quite little corner surrounded by great neighbours and friend. It is so easy to take things for-granted, to forget about the good stuff and waste so much time stressing about the crap stuff. Summer evenings in our ramshackle cottage garden remind me why I love this place.
Tales of a Junkaholic
My Tiny Plot
The Owl and the Accordion
Tea For Joy
Snail and the Cyclops
Wellies and Vogue
Lobster & Swan
Toot as in Foot
Foxtail + Fern
Five Hundred Miles
Nine Bojewyan Stennack
Tales of Ted and Agnes
Penny Dreadful Vintage
Trish Hunter Finds
Seeds and Stitches
Long May She Rain
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I apologise for any spelling or grammatica errors, I am dyslexic like many artist's so find writing a bit of trial!