Our garden will never be perfect, we are too busy having adventures to dedicate enough time to it, but I love the little surprises that it keeps throwing out. When I wish I had more time to be a better gardener I remind myself to be grateful for the plants that always return and the new things I discover in it each year.
I thought I would share a little update, I actually meant to post this two week’s ago, so the peonies and poppies are no more, but it’s lovely to celebrate their short little lives. Up the road, in my favourite wood, the fields around are full of poppies, it is an absolutely breathtaking site.
The hanging basket was a present for my birthday from my son G, but I have yet to hang it, it brightens up the picnic table though.
I feel as if the garden has more balance since our gardening by Pip last summer, she shaped the left hand border, sunk the trampoline and made space for the swing seat.
Lots of things Pip planted have come back with a vengeance this summer, I love the poppies.
I have always wanted a fox glove, and lo and behold one finally appeared, the cottage garden of my dreams is coming closer to being. Plus the honeysuckle I planted is taking off.
At one point the swing seat was surrounded by poppies.
The cornflowers that appeared were beautiful, I love how random things keep popping up!
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