It’s that time of the year when the sun is lower in the sky, the light becomes magical and spiders webs appear from nowhere, stretching between stems.
It’s been a year of planting and growing and the late addition of a new water trough, just in time before we really crack on and make this garden minority lawn and majority plants.
Here’s where we were this time last year:
And here’s where we are now:
It’s all a bit greener!…still too much lawn though.
The front of the house is looking great now the climbing roses have climbed (only took them three years)
The big front bed is finally filling up now most of the plants are at least two years old – it’s very dry and shady here – the new Acer that went in about this time last year seems very happy
The water trough went in over the August Bank Holiday – stage one, dig a big hole:
And planted up, a water lilly, some oxygenators and a horsetail in the water, grasses outside:
And generally everything else is just looking lovely – now we need to keep planting more of what’s happy and less of what isn’t:
And finally, Thea’s Water Lilly eventually flowered – read more here
Next stop Autumn – leaf clearing, tree planting (!) and more big beds