Friday, 21 June 2013

Halfway there...




The summer solstice is a great mid-point to stop and take a look back to see how far the garden has progressed this year (despite the weather) and a chance to take stock and think ahead for the next six months and solidify plans for next year.


This week the air of change has blown through. Finally, a revolution afoot, heralded with thunderously close heat and everything blooming at once. The new patio is down and suddenly, in one brave sweep, a new garden pattern starts to emerge, a new scheme, new possibilities for next year. The flowerbed shaped a bit like Africa is gone. The willow stayed. The pond will have to wait till winter. A new spot for the geraniums, hostas, bell flowers and pasque flower will be created. A new perspective and a reminiscing over the last fifteen years, here's where the kids played, sand pit and bark pit, here was their summerhouse, the big, homemade BBQ used to be there, do you remember those evenings out on the old patio, bats flying under the parasol late into the twilight....

Looking back and looking forward to new ideas. Pond, green house, rock garden....dreams and ideas all now, in this midsummer heat, halfway there.







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