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One afternoon the boys came running in to the house. Mummy, you have to come and see this, we’ve found an Easter egg bush!
To be fair to them, the berries do look rather like Cadburys Mini Eggs…
Our garden continues to surprise me. Each week there is something new to see. As I stomp around in my wellies, wading through the unkempt grass, it is fascinating. There will be gorgeous flowers or interesting seed pods, new berries at every turn, changing leaves and colours. As we come into fall the character of the garden is changing again and it is wonderful.
My sister bought me a fabulous gardening book for my birthday, and I wander the garden trying to identify the plants and trees; what is it, is it a weed, should it stay, how on earth do I take care of it?! My saving grace is that this mature garden seems to be taking good care of itself at the moment, so other than keeping it tidy, I can leave most of it be until next spring.
I will keep my projects small until then, starting with clearing the kids new play area and planting some bulbs… After all, give it another couple of months and it could all be covered in three feet of snow :)
Joining in with Annie over at Manneskjur for the wonderful How does your garden grow?