Absence makes the grass grow quicker........
I was fortunate to head off to Washington DC for a week to see my daugher who was working there, it was great to see the small bedding plants thats we buy here, the size of small bushes there (they do get heavy snowy winters too!).
Before I left I cut the grass, banked up the potatoes in their bags and generally tidied up. I was away for exactly one week and, as I am sure you will have experienced, when I got back the garden had gone ‘native’, so the first job was to cut the grass again – its amazing how tidy a garden can look just by mowing the lawn!
I took some pictures before I left and managed to work out how to down load them, so have attached here. Could anyone tell me what the plant with the white ball like flowers is? It was so beautiful a couple of weeks ago, but has fallen like snow in the last week. You will see it’s a bit of a wild garden, I just sythe it down in autumn and it grows in spring…simples!
The buildings you will see on the left of the pictures is the old dairy, when we bought the house we found out that they used to drive cattle down the street, into the dairy for milking it still has 12 stalls! We also have a cubby hole next to the front door of the house where they used to keep milk cool for people to come and buy at the door – we will be converting the dairy to a house early next year so I have to find a way of rescuing as many of the plants as possible – some of the climbers are lovely.
- 19 Jun, 2010
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