Thursday 24th July 2014 – A view of my garden.

Several of you have asked if I can show you what my garden at home looks like, well, I’m now going to bore you with several photos now, and hopefully you’ll find them interesting. I thought this would be a more interesting way of doing it, rather than making a little film. So I went out early this morning when the sun wasn’t too hot and snapped away. My garden at home is only 17 feet by 48 feet, so very tiny. In fact my allotment is over 4 times larger than my garden!! So hear goes. Firstly down the right hand side I have a flower bed about 3 feet deep and about 20 feet long. In there are a variety of flowers and plants from Aquilegia, heather, lavender, Agapanthus to Climbing roses.

My main flower bed full of all sorts of goodies.

My main flower bed full of all sorts of goodies.

Then moving further on up the garden is my herb patch, which consists of a huge variety of herbs from Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Marjoram, Bay and loads more. On the far left of the picture are some Crocosmia that I planted last year. They seem to love it there are the flowers are either deep red or yellow.

My herb patch, full of all sorts of fabulous herbs.

My herb patch, full of all sorts of fabulous herbs.

Then we come across the greenhouse where I had a bit of a tidy the other day so now it’s all beautiful and tidy. In here I’m growing Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, Cucamelons and Melons. They all seem very happy and are growing really well. I know that it looks a bit like a mad house, but they seem to be all getting along.

My happy little greenhouse.

My happy little greenhouse.

Then at the end of the garden I have a small Apple tree. I’ve had it for about 10 years now, and every year it produces some lovely eating apples. I can’t remember what variety they are, but they do taste wonderful. Behind it I have a compost bin, but you don’t really want to see that, the tree is much nicer to look at.

Apples will be ready soon.

Apples will be ready soon.

Then coming back down the other side of the garden I have a narrow thin bed where the Honeysuckles, more Climbing Roses, Clematis and various other climbers grow. I’m trying to create a lovely piece of privacy between us and our neighbours. I had to cut it all back this time last year as we had new fencing put in, but it seems to be growing back well.

Hopefully by this time next year I will have a wonderful privacy screen.

Hopefully by this time next year I will have a wonderful privacy screen.

And finally my patio where there are either Tomatoes growing in pots or flowers growing in pots. In the white container are my White Strawberries (Pineberries) that didn’t flower this year they just sent out runners. These I’ve potted on, so now I have loads of little plants growing. Next year I’ll cut off the runners and hope that fruits will grow.

Excuse the water butt and the hose. Both are in constant use at the moment.

Excuse the water butt and the hose. Both are in constant use at the moment.

So that’s it. My little garden at home. With that and the allotment that’s loads to keep me occupied and out of any mischief that I could get myself into. It keeps me busy, but it’s great fun. Here’s the view I have of my garden from my back door. The tree at the very back of the picture (that is actually in my garden, just) behind the trampoline was bigger, until yesterday when it was hacked by my neighbours father. I wasn’t told, and needless to say I got incredibly cross!! But that’s all I’m going to say about that.

Please excuse the washing on the line.

Please excuse the washing on the line.

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9 Responses to Thursday 24th July 2014 – A view of my garden.

  1. Thanks for putting these photos up! Guess your is a tad bigger than mine, considering I have a path along the back so my neighbour can get her bins out.

  2. Sorry to say I did not put in a garden this year. After the doctor remove the cancer from my colon but they did catch it is time. He said on garden work until July and by that time it was to late to put one in

    • Sounds like you’ve been through a rather tough time lately. I’m glad you’re recovering now. Even if you can’t do any work in the garden this year, you can still plan for next year. So get scribbling and deciding what mischief you’ll get up to next year. All the best xx

  3. Vincent Neale(powerspade) says:

    You have a similar size garden to myself I grow veg and some flowers in it but my main growing is done over the allotment

    • I like somewhere were I can sit and relax during the summer evenings, so the garden is great for that. It has to be practical for the kids to play in though, so I’ve not taken it over completely with plants.

  4. Meir G. says:

    That is beautiful, thank you so much for showing. Personally I love your videos, but sometimes pictures are easier for me! Thank You 🙂

    • Now I’ve got an up to date phone I can take pictures of my allotment all the time. It’s easier to put them on my blog as Mark has to edit my films, and sometimes he’s very busy at the weekend.

  5. Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Lovely garden you have Claire thank you for sharing

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