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Back after 2 years! Where do I start rescuing my patch.


By pamsco


Hi Everyone,

I’m back after 2 years. 2 years where my patch of earth turned to jungle. A morass of self seeding, silver birch, hebes, spanish bluebells. Runners galore, raspberries taking over.

Illness and a rough pregnancy just wasn’t compatible. We’ve bought in manpower by necessity to clear it back. Just couldn’t do it with a baby. So now I have a blank canvas.

Now I have the excitement of painting swathes of colour across the brown frozen earth.

One bonus for letting your garden lie fallow for 2 years is the nature that comes to visit. I have elephant hawk moths, fox by the handful, blue tits by the score, bumble bees galore amongst many other fauna. I will keep areas of the small patch wild for my native friends.

An elephant in the garden

Beauty in a bolted garlic

My pet fox

Handsome boy

I’ll need your help!

I did have some success before morning sickness took over for 6 months.

My veggie haul.

One of the most delightful things about a garden
is the anticipation it provides.
- W. E. Johns

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Nice blog.And anticipation...yes, lots of it at the moment and it looks like the waiting will be over next week...if the weather men are right!!

1 Mar, 2013


Sorry to hear things have been so difficult for you. Good luck with your garden in the coming seasons.

2 Mar, 2013


What lovely photos, that caterpillar is amazing! Hope we have a better summer then you can be out in that lovely garden enjoying it!

2 Mar, 2013


Welcome back Pam, it sounds as though you have had a rough time but the fact you are back says things are looking up again which is good news, your photos are very good and the gardens are very forgiving and often like a spell to do their own thing for a while, the natural visitors are proof of that and leaving an area for them is a good idea.
We are all hoping for a better year to get out and enjoy our gardens, so good luck with your blank canvas areas.........

2 Mar, 2013


Sorry to hear you've had such a rough time, hope you enjoy your lovely garden this year. Fab to see all that wildlife and some great photos.

2 Mar, 2013


Lovely blog & photo,s look after yourself and baby :-)

2 Mar, 2013


Great blog Pam...welcome back. It all sounds exciting....hope you are well now. :)

3 Mar, 2013


You've had quite an adventure, by all accounts, beginning with a spell behind bars (Your photo) lol & finishing with bringing new life into the world.
So, what have you planned for an encore? :-D

22 Mar, 2013

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