I'm pretty pleased with what's going on in our small, back garden!
I call it 'Nich's Garden'.
It's a pleasant place, where the birds sing all day long
and the plants seem to thrive.
The buzz of the bees, in this little area, creates an ever present gauze of sound
and I also appear to have acquired a wasps' nest, in an old bird box,
which adds to the noise.
I'm just waiting for the hornets to make their entrance
and then the garden orchestra will be complete!
I don't like hornets (who does?) but they usually
end up nesting here, somewhere.
This is Nich's old garden, which he tended for a few years
and he plied his trade as an apprentice gardener, in readiness for when
he gets his own garden.
I now know why he enjoyed it so much
because it is a truly delightful spot.
The Devon bank which runs along the boundary
is home to a variety of trees, plants and wild flowers
and as I mentioned, the birds don't shut up!
Nich used it mainly for vegetables and herbs and so I've
given it a different look this year.
The beauty of this little spot is that it is private (as is most of our garden)
and we value our privacy.
I always look forward to Nich's visits and when he comes to visit
in a few weeks' time, I hope that he'll be delighted to
see that I've tried to keep it all in good order!
Plus...my Sweet Peas might finally be in flower by then!
I sowed them very late this year and planted them in a place
where Nich said things didn't, 'do very well!'
I'm hoping to prove him wrong!!