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Thursday, 2 August 2018

Another little job finished up

This one has been on the go since May - ooops - but then things rarely move very swiftly chez Bag End.

Finally finished painting the arbor, went for the same colours as before.   It's a lovely place to sit and read, enough shade but you still get some sun, the sloping back is very comfy, and the Cottage Garden is a nice private place to be.





Management helped me move the last pile of slate we had laying around, and our fake drystone wall is looking lovely, plenty of crevices for all sorts of bugs and beasties.



The area behind it is being allowed to do pretty much what it wants (although I do try and keep on top of the ground elder) and in a season with a reasonable amount of rain the gaps in this bed at the front should fill up with astrantia and geraniums.  Sighs.   Maybe next year.  We had to hold the Echinops back whilst working because it's far too friendly and kept smacking me in the face, must go and release it 😀






6 comments:

  1. Your seating area is absolutely wonderful, well done!

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    1. Thanks Eileen. It does need a cushion, but that's only because I am too skinny to provide my own padding!

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  2. What a lovely little space to sit and relax. X

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    1. Thanks Jules. It was inaccessible for a while because we'd dumped the slate in front of it prior to doing the wall, but if the temperatures we are forecast actually arrive I hope to be getting a lot of use from it!

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  3. I do so love your garden & the beautiful views too. Your Echinops is ginormous! My little one lies sleeping at the moment, although I've plenty of Hellebores out & some beautiful scented jonquils, along with heather & sweet violets. Not much else & some I'll miss during mid August. Glad you've had rain & although we are not in drought here in West Gippsland, some of Oz is so bad, seems like meat prices are going to soar, with a shortage of stock in the bad areas, as well as some crops. Ugh!! Take care.

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    1. Hi Susan, err - that is the small Echinops. The ones in the side garden are taller than you, one of my successes originally raised from seed :)

      Farming suffering here too - lack of grass in fields means farmers are having to use winter feed to keep animals alive, prices have doubled from £50 a ton last winter to more than £100+. Some farmers have even sent animals to market rather than keep them and feed them . Three months without rain and the winter feed has just not grown - will we have to import livestock feed this winter? The knock-on effects of the weather changing are massive and far-reaching.

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