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My mind is full of wonderings....as the season turns...

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After a really good long hard day of gardening yesterday, I decided to have a proper day off today.

It’s been a beautiful day….just couldn’t have asked for a better September day, so I went around looking and wondering about what next year will bring for our new garden.

What will I grow in it….and will it do well….

And after scarifying this really hard, and feeding, weeding and mowing…..will it be back to square one next year…me digging out every dandelion as it flowers?…

And will the winter be kind enough for these ‘hardy fuchsias’ to make it through, or will the birdbath be all iced ove?….

Will I be able to rejuvenate my apple trees by pruning them quite hard, so that they are as good as this one in a couple of years time? Oh, I do hope so!

Will the sparrows forgive us for concreting up their nest access..will they find another place to nest so I can sit on my bench without being covered in poo? I hope so, I love those noisy birds, they keep my pests down… but they make a heck of a mess all around the house….

And will we all be eating our Christmas lunch in the pod this year…..will there be snow to enjoy as well?….

Will the fairies take to this new stone built dwelling, or will there have to be another ‘hobbit hill’ before I can entice them back?

..and will there be a pond somewhere in there?…

What about the massacred hedge (you can’t keep a man from his new chainsaw). Will it grow back lush and thick and hide all that horrible chicken wire?

And this arch…I love it! Will Crown Princess Margareta make it to the top next year…she is so pretty! And on the other side….that evergreen honeysuckly…to keep it (insignificant, scentless flowers) or replace with something prettier…and what, and should it be an evergreen….you can give me your ideas on that please!

And little Molly….will we have an operation free year in 2015?

Lots of questions in my mind…and only time will give us the answers, but whatever happens…..there’s always something to do in a garden! Enjoy your plot! :))

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Such a lovely, gentle walk around your beautiful garden, Karen, and plenty to think about. Thank you for making me smile :))

10 Sep, 2014

 

Look back too on your incredible achievements this year.......
pretty amazing you know xxx

10 Sep, 2014

 

Thanks Pam...I do look back on them :))

10 Sep, 2014

 

So glad I made you smile Sheila! :)

10 Sep, 2014

 

Such a good time of year for these wonderings. Doesn't your garden look lovely? The lawn is really good. I have lawn envy! And yes - I do know what I ought to do to make mine look a bit more like yours!

10 Sep, 2014

 

lol Steve....I was actually thinking of you as I mowed! :))

11 Sep, 2014

 

I enjoyed joining you Karen, the one thing you do know is that the hard graft is behind you and now its choice and mainly the fact that you enjoy it all, nice pics and I really hope the future is good for Molly and of course her best friend, btw where is the mischief maker????

11 Sep, 2014

 

Oh Lincslass, I'm having quite a lot of 'fun' trying to keep them apart at the moment as Willow is so manic around Molly and they go mental together. So it's one in the pen, one out the pen, one in the house, the other in the pen. The only time they are together is in the evenings when they are both lying in the living room!

11 Sep, 2014

 

Oh Karen I know full well what thats like, your garden would really suffer, Willow on her own would be bad enough as all Labs do have their manic minutes every now and again especially at that age, with Molly to encourage and play tag with your lawn would have tracks all over it.....Brynner and Morgan still have a manic play session every night after they've had their dinner and thats at 5 and 11yrs old, do yours bark when shut in the pen??? Much as I love my dogs I don't like it when they bark, worry in case it upsets the neighbours, mine know that and they use it to get out of the run, lol...

11 Sep, 2014

 

No, they don't mind the pen Lincslass. The reason for me keeping them apart isn't the play. I can live with that. It's Molly's sore leg. She has recently had an operation for a torn cruciate ligament and has to 'recuperate' gently, so I don't want them playing together at the moment. Soon they'll be back to their old tricks...well, fairly soon...about another month. :) Actually, Willow never barks. I've heard her growl once or twice, very quietly when she is alarmed, and it is a fine deep voice. But I haven't heard her bark and I'm dying to hear her! Molly on the other hand....she will bark whenever she hears another dog. But it's not nearly as much as when we lived on the estate. She used to get on my nerves with all her barking there.

11 Sep, 2014

 

The second picture has your stamp on it and really looks like your garden now, roll on spring.

11 Sep, 2014

 

Its hard to believe you've achieved all this in just one year!
Mound some soil up round the fuchsias, four inches min and mulch with bracken or similar for the best chance of survival. Your lawn edges are so neat they make me nervous! Its all so immaculate - brilliant.

11 Sep, 2014

 

Thanks Drc and Stera! helpful advice. :)

11 Sep, 2014

 

Hope it is a great year Karen. I have been trying to save my lawns from too much dry weather this summer. Every time we go somewhere it is really hot here and the grass gets scorched. We are just back from Elgin and I have been out with the hose. It is such hard work isn't it?

11 Sep, 2014

 

It is Linda, but we haven't had that problem. I suppose it's to do with drainage, as the water will run down the hill to us and then down through our garden towards the burn. The soil has been pretty dry at times, but the lawns have been lush and green, and I haven't watered them once.

11 Sep, 2014

 

I can't believe how fantastic your garden looks in such a short time you've lived there. It looks as if you've been there quite some time. I had no idea you were planning a pond as well. There's no stopping you is there lol?? All the hard work you've put in so far has rewarded you so I'm sure next year will be even better. With regard to the Honeysuckle, I have an evergreen variety 'Copper Beauty' the flowers are also rather insignificant, but the foliage is lovely.

12 Sep, 2014

 

Thanks Waddy, it's been such hard work, but I have enjoyed it! copper Beauty is exactly what this one is on the arch! I don't know whether to keep it for the foliage, or get something with prettier flowers! Maybe I'll keep it until the rose gets bigger and then see how I feel. I don't want my arch to be naked all winter long. :)

12 Sep, 2014

 

Oh it looks amazing, what a difference from when you moved in. Well done Karen and Scott that hedge will be back thicker and better next year, the sparrows will love it. Just started feeding my birds again and they are back with a vengeance, have no idea how they know its feeding time but they are back in their dozens. Love to see them feeding. Look forward to spring and to next year to see what else has developed over the winter months, if only in your head for a start, love it all.

12 Sep, 2014

 

Quite an amazing transformation, just shows what dedication and hardwork can achieve you must be so proud. Now that little stone house do they take boarders for the winter months as my little fairy has only an old log to sit on and would surely enjoy a winter break there!.
I have no doubts but that we shall see a pond sometime in the future and look forward to that and hope that there will be celebrations in the Pod come C... the end of the year.

12 Sep, 2014

 

Lol...nicely avoided Stroller...I must apologise for my earlier misdemeanour! ;)

12 Sep, 2014

 

Thanks Mum and Stroller....I will enquire about Fairy breaks! I started planting bulbs today!

12 Sep, 2014

 

How big is the pod? Any room for a hobbit?

16 Sep, 2014

 

There is Bill...we could actually accommodate two little ones! ;)

16 Sep, 2014

 

Why did I not get notified about this blog?
Lovely stroll around your wonderful garden, all I can add is you will have to wait,see, change, and enjoy yes!! I can see the pond already......

9 Oct, 2014

 

I know, I've been missing quite a few notifications lately Angela. But we always catch up in the end! :))

9 Oct, 2014

 

Eighth photo down, tree on left...gone!

9 Oct, 2014

 

My word K you dont mess around do you, I shoulld imagine your plants quake like mine do when they see the heavy equipment!! lol

9 Oct, 2014

 

:))

9 Oct, 2014

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