There's not a day goes by when I don't think how lucky we were to have found this lovely piece of heaven, in 2001. I recall that we viewed it at exactly this time of the year . We very nearly didn't bother to view it because the estate agent's details contained a pretty ropey photo of the garden! I remember saying, 'Huh the garden looks crummy!!'
I could not have been more wrong!
On the day that we viewed what was to be our new home, the Woodpeckers flew down to greet us ; it was as if the owner had them on some sort of string and he was pulling it to get them to perform!
The garden is not without its animal life either. We've had Badgers and Foxes, (Deer in the lane nearby but not in the garden... yet) ....oh and I must not forget ...Rats!
We're in the country and so we have to fit in with whatever nature throws at us.
Another feature of the garden ... trees.
Trees give us our privacy...and that is at its best, now through til the autumn. A grand variety of trees we have too!
My garden is such that I don't have many borders . I tend to grow most of my plants in containers and now and again I have the 'occasional grumble' about this.
I should not grumble at all , with a garden like this!
And so, at the weekend, dear Mr S dug over a smallish border which I started to cut last year and so now I have a mini border, to garden.
With a nice curve...cos I hate straight lines in gardens!!
So that's my garden.. these pictures were taken on a gloomy day and yet it is beautiful !
We've often thought about cutting into the grass and making veg plots, fruit plots, building a
grand patio, pond etc etc etc...but the truth is that we just don't want to spoil what we have!
And so, for now, it remains just as it was when we stepped out into it in 2001.
Hope you are all enjoying yourselves in your gardens!
T'is not quite the 'Ice Cream' weather they were forecasting...at least not in South Devon...yet!