- On August 28, 2014
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A strange time we are having in the garden, with such a mild year, the garden has rushed ahead of itself. The gales have arrived early so that August felt like September. It appears that we are in for a week of settled weather and I’m looking forward to it.
Actually I’m looking forward to winding down….our last group visit came yesterday so that we can now relax a little and plan ahead. I want to extend the prairie border to the very top of the lane – not an easy task in that it is quite steep and rather rocky but sure we’ll give it a go.
We are also going to put in a pond between the laid hedge and new trees in the “top field”. Before that, we have a LOT of meadows to cut, acres in fact, and the machine that we need to hire (rough cutter) is being repaired at the minute. On the plus side, the delay means that there are still lots of seedheads for the birds and lots of knapweek and hawkbit for the bees!
Hydrangeas in the “old” autumn border.
The prairie border.
The hot bed in the cottage garden.