Having work done.


For a long time the back of our garden has been very overgrown. We made the mistake of putting in Russian vine, which is a fast growing plant which grows long trailing vines and overtakes everything, which it did! The old broken fence was pulled down by it and we ended up with a 3ft wide by 3ft high pile of vegetation which was a barrier, but was unsightly. My partner also started putting plant cuttings on top of it so it got higher and messier.

So a decision had to be made. Our garden is full of wildlife but we need a fence and we are having a couple of sheds put in to store the feral bicycles that we have dotted around the garden. My partner has a love of bikes and he likes to Potter around on them choosing a bike depending on how he’s feeling. They need looking after.

I’m also having a summer house put in so I can paint in there in the summer, or just sit and read a book.

Luckily we got a deal on the sheds as they are ex display and we are having the fence builder put them up to save on the cost of putting them up by the people who are delivering them.

Anyway there are gale force winds and rain out there at the moment. Rain has stopped play.



I have a lot of trees in the garden but my partner always wants more. I tried counting them once. We have 3 leylandii, a crack willow, a walnut, 2 cherry trees. A couple of apple trees, a pear tree, an oak, a eucalyptus¬† a plum tree. Also a couple of Ash trees, and a mountain Ash. Oh and a silver Birch tree. A small beech tree, and a fir and Christmas tree. A monkey puzzle tree, a lilac tree, a sycamore and an acer. .. Too many .. Enough!! Plus there are bushes and shrubs….

It’s no wonder I can’t get flowers to grow. Its too shady and dry!

No more trees please,

That’s enough,

Growing tall.

Shades the ground.

Leaves a plenty,

In the sun,

Stops the flowers growing,

It’s no fun.

Give light a chance

Let daffodils unfold,

Bluebells flourish

Campions show pink,

And cranesbills cover the garden.