Published 24 photos on my Flickr account 📷 🏷️ garden
Some garden flora:
Common Spotted Orchid
Cabbage White on Horseradish
Just created somewhere to sit. 🌱
In July 2011 my father-in-law built a treehouse for our children.
(Apologies for the quality of the photo - it was taken with an old Blackberry 9300 mobile phone)
Now, nearly 10 years later, the children have long outgrown such things. Having a shed up in a tree wasn’t too practical or convenient so (finally!) over the last couple of days I have dismantled, relocated and reconstructed it.
It took me considerably longer to dismantle and get down from the tree than it did to rebuild.
The shed is still in fairly good condition but the next job is to paint it with a wood preserver. I also need to take advantage of the good weather over the next couple of days to build a roof where the shed used to be - we use the area that was underneath the treehouse for storing, drying and seasoning logs.
Sum total of our April snow so far ❄️
Gardening Diary 🌱 — 📅 24th February 2021 — Three wasabi plants I planted in May last year have exploded into activity. Wasn’t expecting such vigorous growth and flowering so early in the year, especially after/during some very cold and wet weather.
Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 26: Relentless — Yesterday the wind was relentless here. Some plants have suffered. 🌱 📷
Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 20: Change — Just noticed that this roughly circular ring of mushrooms has suddenly emerged in our garden 🌱📷
Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 12: Sound — Garden chimes 📷
Micro.blog August Photoblogging Challenge Day 9: Black and White — Nasturtium 📷
Using my submission to this week’s Flickr FlickrFriday theme #Vegetables in praise of Riverford Organic Farmers. Photo is of our vegetable box delivered at 6:30am this morning, as it is every Monday. We’ve been Riverford customers for over 10 years but their deliveries during the current COVID-19 lockdown have been invaluable. They have maintained high quality service and continued to provide excellent produce throughout this period.
After years of neglect we’ve been trying to improve and actually make use of the area of garden behind our house.
I should really have taken some ‘before’ photographs but here are a few details in pictures of progress so far.
Sun terrace 😀
Oregano bed and compost bin
Thyme planted in a rusty wheelbarrow!
Small raised beds cleared and dug over ready for planting
Greenhouse, which still definitely needs some repair, semi-tidied and an attempt at seed germination started - including basil, coriander, dill, rosemary, sage and tarragon
Rampant mint alongside the greenhouse
Chives and bay in two of the raised beds
Garage newly painted and starting to get some decoration
Buttercups flourishing alongside the garage
Meanwhile, for some rest and relaxation time, at the front of the house the weather has now been good enough to string up the hammock.
This week’s Flickr Friday theme of Childhood Memories gave me the opportunity to do this. Luckily nobody saw me playing with Action Man in the garden. 😳
Sunny spring day in the garden, if a little breezy.
February Photoblogging Challenge Day 9: Lull - Need a lull in Storm Ciara to deal with a tree that’s blown down into our garden 📷
Always get a crop of various fungi (mushrooms? toadstools?) in our garden during late summer and autumn. Wish I had the knowledge and confidence to decide if any of them were edible … but I don’t!
Middle of November and it’s warm enough to spend the afternoon sitting in the garden.
Just got home from work to find this in our garden … #cows https://t.co/uXWTaGkU63
Garden visitor https://t.co/LN4tbzo6AM
Trying to sit and have breakfast in the garden - midges can’t sleep much, they’re certainly up early…
Currently hammocking in the garden whilst listening to the cricket - ideal summer pursuits. http://t.co/NXom9c6obY