My garden is a source of wonder, and challenge. As the summer progressed it became more and more colourful, and wilder.
I don’t know where to start, but I know we must do something to tame the wildness, at least in part. There are times when you may be forgiven for thinking no one lives here.
As I navigate my way through these new mornings of child free existence, I have the opportunity to spend some time; getting to know my garden better. Reviewing, planning, reading. I still have many plants to identify. I have plants that need to be moved. I have areas where I want to invest in new planting.
We have huge lawns that need mowed. We have vines, choking trees and shrubs, that need to be cut back. We have many, many self seeded trees that need to be removed.
So much to do!
All rather daunting.
But, for all that, it is already so beautiful, even over grown and unkempt.
Every walk brings a new discovery.
The passing of our summer reflected in the changing hues.
Our garden has so much potential. For play, for relaxing, for escape.
And while the bigger jobs will need to wait until next year; after the external works to the house are complete; I can make a start.
The back garden we created, our garden within a garden, needs some attention. The scale of this is far less daunting and I will start there. Tidy flower beds and plant bulbs. Prepare the garden for the winter and look forward to an oasis in the wilderness come spring!