2012 has been another year of great change here in our hilltop garden, as we have continued to develop the garden’s structure and plant up borders and containers.
November’s last sunrise flared crimson and purple above frost-white fields and gardens.
Beside the pumpkin at the window and scuttling brown leaves across the grass, on the last day of October the garden still seems reluctant to admit defeat, though the colours are slowly becoming more muted.
As September draws to a close, the long border is still holding stubbornly on to summer, unperturbed by the recent heavy downpours.
The last day of August arrives, heralding Summer’s decline; yet the garden is not giving up without a fight.
The first half of July was a damp squib across these isles, and I gratefully abandoned our shores for a week of gratuitous foreign sunshine mid-month. I returned a week ago, to find that summer had finally found her way here, and the garden had unfurled in the long-awaited sun and higher temperatures.
It’s a year since I first posted an end-of-month review, and what a difference – besides the lack of sunshine today.
April. A month that began with sunshine and laughter, and quickly deteriorated into a turbulent time for us.
February saw a few new structures built in the garden: namely a storage unit behind the shed and strawberry planters on the roof of one of the woodstores. Otherwise, the changes have been fairly subtle: the young borders are a little tidier: some weeds removed, winter stems cut down to the ground on sedums and …