Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

I had a couple of good sessions in the garden this week, tidying and clearing. There’s plants and shrubs that needed a serious cutback, or moving, ready for new plans for the autumn and spring.DSC_0175

I gave the drive a good prune, I got the saw out! It was mainly I have to admit because my OH was chuntering a bit about his car getting scratched every time he reversed up the drive! To be fair it was getting pretty overgrown!

We have a one ton bag  left over from a log delivery and it’s very useful for big pruning sessions, I think I filled it three times! The ceanothus next to the back door has had half a hard prune. It’s been growing further and further out and one day I think it would have a load of snow on it and split, I could see it happening!  I decided to preempt it and hard prune half of it this year and if it survives the winter I’ll do the other half next year. It does seem to happily green up from low down the trunk, so hopefully it will thicken up nicely. The bright green twig is a variegated eunonymous that has reverted back to green, so I think I will be pruning that one out too!DSC_0177

The roses are still flowering well (considering the time of year) this one was one of the first David Austin roses we bought, it’s called Jude the Obscure, it’s a lovely soft peach colour. This branch is growing sideways!DSC_0179 (2)

I’m amazed how perfect this hosta looks, it must be one of those that slugs don’t like, I just wish I knew the name of this one, I’d get another one! The one next to it is nibbled a bit, whereas the ones at the bottom of the garden are pretty decimated!DSC_0184

The autumn colour is starting to appear, I think we’re in for an early autumn. These acers and cherry in the pots corner  are just starting to look autumnal.DSC_0180

I won’t be getting any gardening done this week as I’m on my big walk, but hopefully when I get back I’ll really be able to start putting the garden to bed.DSC_0190



About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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4 Responses to Monday’s Meander Round the Garden

  1. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    It always feels good to get a good start on a garden project. I have found that those variegated eunonymous always revert. Then they tend to start popping up all over the garden. I have ripped out all of mine. Have a great time on your walk.

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  2. wybrow1966 says:

    Looks lovely – my hostas are particularly lacy this year!

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  3. CurlsnSkirls says:

    I love your garden, Margaret. Around me everything is very regimented, with few annuals, or anything that flowers (with a few bush exceptions) and is rather boring after yours! To be fair, it’s probably necessity as a company does maintenance once a week, the property is huge, and residents are not at all encouraged to do any gardening themselves… other than perhaps a plant on a balcony, if they’ve a balcony!

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  4. kathyreeves says:

    Your garden has been a delight this year, Margaret. I have so enjoyed seeing it each week. Enjoy your walk!

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