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A few photos from the garden today between the showers.

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As I was walking around today, I could feel a sense of Autumn.The leaves are starting to fall.I dread the chore of collecing the fallen leaves even though we have one of those dreadfully noisy sucking machines.The trees opposite us belong to a local farmer.He doesn’t seem interested in maintaining them at a reasonable height. They are all deciduous. The first photo shows them.

Our unexpected water leak find has now been dealt with and repaired. It’s just the restoring of slabs,etc and then the good part comes.The garden area beside the front steps will be redesigned.I am remembering to hold back on overbuying plants . It’s difficult though when you walk around the GC as I’m sure most of us find.

Photos of finished area will follow. It’s a matter of dodging the showers .As soon as the new soil arrives it will be all hands on deck and aching muscles to follow!

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M'land: if you look at my blog. following on, you will understand why I find this is going from the sublime to the ridiculous!!
I think it's all fabulous and I shall take a leaf from your book not to overplant my little space too much as I did before. Gorgeous planting and contrasts and SO neat!

15 Aug, 2020

 

Have responded to your blog..
Thank you very much for your kind comments.I do appreciate them.
It's becoming harder every year.

15 Aug, 2020

 

Unlike you, I can't look at a space and not fill it! So: 'must try harder'.
I understand the comment about things getting harder very year. I feel the same and the enthusiasm definitely wanes when you feel overwhelmed by what's waiting to be done (or I do). So, in my case, it's downsize or 'take a view'. No-one would underestimate the hard work that goes into your lovely garden. It doesn't happen by chance.

15 Aug, 2020

 

It must be down to your good peripheral sight,Ang...much better than mine.
I have noticed my OH helping more,which is great...I even think he is beginning to enjoy it!!

15 Aug, 2020

 

Amazingly colourful garden for this time of year Julia! It all looks great 🙂 .

15 Aug, 2020

 

It all looks as lovely as ever - but yes, the years are beginning to tell with many of us. But it is so hard to consider downsizing after all the love we've put into our gardens.

15 Aug, 2020

 

beautiful and yes I agree I need to rein in the buying and sell more. I feel as summer is becoming autumn in my body too ! luckily bits wont drop off [I hope ;o) ]

15 Aug, 2020

 

Thank you,Sheila...
Stera,I quite agree...we downsized in property size but at the time wanted a larger garden..20 years on we don't regret that decision. As you said,it is the love we have put into it over the years...wouldn't want to hand that over to a new owner. It's the daily coffee break reflections which are important.

15 Aug, 2020

 

It's very beautiful Julia, the conifers with the sun coming through the trees is a fabulous photo! Yes these few grey days are quite depressing really. Over here in the east, we have a sort of sea fret too which is hardly uplifting, but I must say, my garden is still looking summery, even with the wind my south facing border is still about the same..:))

16 Aug, 2020

 

Thank you so much,Janey...that photo was a fluke shot...I quite like though.
It has now started to thunder and release that wet stuff.ugh..Still,great for the garden.Im sure your border is looking beautiful. I remember the photo.:))

16 Aug, 2020

 

As always, your garden is beautiful, Julia. Thank you for posting, always a pleasure to view your hard work. 🙋‍♀️

16 Aug, 2020

 

Thanks so much,Kate...words like that spur me on!I do appreciate them x

16 Aug, 2020

 

Your garden is beautiful M'land, so many comments made me smile as I'm definitely in my autumn years, I refuse to accept that though so carry on regardless and often hurt afterwards...

17 Aug, 2020

 

Welcome aboard Lincs....thank you for the lovely comments...I'm sure it's all those years working as a physio that has helped.

17 Aug, 2020

 

It looks wonderful Meadowland. So neat and colourful.
I hate collecting leaves too.

17 Aug, 2020

 

Your garden always looks so immaculate Julia! I am so envious! I have just bought a light weight lawn hoover as my other one never arrived here when we moved 18 months ago. Its only later that you realise something is missing and too late to complain !

19 Aug, 2020

 

Many thanks Linda and Rose.
Rose,did you mean a leaf collector or a lawn mower?

19 Aug, 2020

 

love the colours in photo 9, beautiful garden. Know what you mean about the leaves, when mine start going they always seem to find their way into the pond and always at night when you aint looking

20 Aug, 2020

 

Already falling,Dave...thank you for your kind comments.

20 Aug, 2020

 

Its an electric lawn blower and hoover Julia, and now don't have to rake up the leaves.

21 Aug, 2020

 

As ever your garden is looking neat and colourful so much to see and admire......I wish I could stop adding and do more editing!!

24 Aug, 2020

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