Friday, 13 December 2013

Looking back at the garden in 2013

I thought I would write this blog now before the festive season really kicks off and I run out of time to even think, let alone to think back over the year in the garden...

January to April ~ snow!

Then more snow....

and more snow....

May to June ~ New patio...and straight from winter to summer!
(And a tick on my life list for finally getting to visit the Chelsea Flower Show.)

(The patio changes from this.... this!)

In July we said goodbye to our much loved family cat, who was 18 years young. 

 Peas, strawberries, gooseberries and gherkins all did well, the aubergines resolutely
refused to set fruit for me. The pickled gherkins should be ready for Boxing Day.

August brought butterflies, in particular tortoisehells and peacocks.

(comma caterpillar)

September saw the start of the next project ~ the removal of a very overgrown
flowerbed for a garden pond.

October to December ~ the rain returns....

and it's not just the garden birds that need feeding...

I'm looking forward to next year with a new pond and hopefully less extreme weather.
Have a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year!