Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Down in the woods today!

It's very very wet here in Sunny Devon!
But 6 tons of gravel will not get up and shift itself, will it?!!
Let me explain!
Down at the bottom of our garden, beyond the seats (in the top photo), is a wild, shady, wooded area...
Some people might think that it is a gloomy place but I love it.
The birds sing above us and it's our very own 'walk in the woods'.

Having said that, we'd let it become rather overgrown, too overgrown in fact. So last year we cleared it and put down some of that special matting with a view to this year covering it with either woodchip or chippings.


At one end is an old chicken coop.
It's falling to bits, not that safe underfoot and no longer used for chickens! But it adds to the character of the garden!
As I type, my 'boys' are still working hard, shovelling and spreading.
I'll go back later, to snap the end product!
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Meanwhile, talking of character in the garden,I just had to show you this...undressed in January...

Dressed in May...

Isn't nature wonderful?!

20 comments:

Kitty said...

Beautiful pictures Sal. As I type, it's absolutely tipping down here - we were going to do a picnic today too :-(

x

Josie said...

its lovely, your very own 'secret garden' Josie x

Simone said...

I love the wooded area Sal. It will give you respite from all the summer sun we have coming!!! I prefer the shed? in its fully clothed state!

MarmaladeRose said...

Sal, what a beautiful garden, it looks huge! How do you find the time! All that glorious greenary, fab!

Country Cottage Chic said...

It looks wonderful - a little secret garden!

April said...

Hi

Just wanted to let you know that I have tagged you on my blog, please have a look

I also LOVE your garden

April xx

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Ooh how fantastic! Are you in The Yellow Book? (It is yellow isn't it?) Do you take part in the 'open gardens' thingie? That would be one more fab place to visit later in the summer. I've NEVER 'done' Berry Head, Brixham much to my sister's amazement, nor 'letterboxing' on Dartmoor, nor Salcombe. These have all been pencilled in for the school hols. Ashburton looks like another goodie. :0)

Sal said...

I don't think my garden is anywhere near the standard required for the yellow book!!;-)LOL
Mind you,cream teas on the lawn does sound terribly English.Shame it is not flat enough to play croquet! ;-)

this is my patch said...

Now that's what I call a living shed! Your garden looks fantastic with a lovely shady spot. Every garden needs one, as however much we love the sun, we all need a bit of respite every now and again. Yesterday was a horrible day here in West Sussex. I only managed to get my bean poles up before the rain set in for the day. A little later on I realised that whilst outside for that short time, I had been bitten to death by a mosquito. Can't say I was too pleased! Anyway today the sun is shining, so hopefully I can get back on track with my plans. Enjoy your garden Sal. x

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Absolutely lovely! It all looks so green and inviting, and I long to grab my cup of coffee and have a sit!!
Smiles, Karen

Rosezilla said...

What a beautiful spot! I feel more peaceful just from the pictures. And the lovely shade...we get plenty of sun here, which is a blessing, but the shade is prized for its coolness. Love to hang a hammock and loll around a bit there.

Mary said...

Sal - the Teddy Bears would enjoy a picnic in that spot in the woods!! Wow it all looks so green - just lovely. How many acres is your property - it looks quite large? What type of vine is that on the shed please? What a magnificent specimen.

Hope the boys have done a great job and have no ill effects from all that shovelling and spreading!

Sunny and perfect here today after rain much of yesterday - such a nice Spring so far.

Alison Boon said...

What a glorious garden. I would love the wod area too. I used to skip maths to go and sit in the woods nearby.

Ragged Roses said...

Nature is indeed very beautiful. One of my favourite smells is of walking in the woods in Devon
Kimx

Poppy Black said...

Absolutely gorgeous! XXX

Cowboys & Custard said...

I couldn't agree more.. May is the most exciting month in the garden and so much is emerging each day.
Your garden has lots of interesting nooks and crannies and the wooded area has a charm all of it's own.

Love
Mx

Jennie said...

oohhh look at all that lovely Green!!

Alchamillamolly said...

good morning Sal - thanks for leaving a comment. I have manged to pick up someones broadband think its next doors, still having a battle with Supanet, so cna hardly blog much at all. I have read oyur blog before - I love your garden its idyllic - took a photo of the wisteria yesterday will try and add some pix. Gosh I am missing the internet but I am getting some reading done again since having lost the access!! I have only been to Devon once to Barnsataple I have a friend there who I used to be in WRAF with its a bit of a long haul from North Yorkshire!

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my! Your garden is so green and glorious! I'd love to have all that green here but it gets too hot!
Thanks for your sweet comments today Sal. I appreciate them so much!

Leisa said...

You have such a pretty garden - I just love the little shed covered in vines.