You have no idea how overwhelming the urge to pretend that all the photos I took at RHS Wisley on Saturday were actually from our back garden. But anybody that knows us will see straight through that and know that our garden is far from floral. Don’t get me wrong, I would love it to be, but I know nothing about plants. And have no time to do any gardening. It is further down our list of priorities than ironing. So showing you our back garden for the Gallery this week could be a bit of a struggle.
Above is a pic of the latest addition, solar lights. They hang on the fence just outside the patio doors and I love when they come on and light up in the evening. I am going to get some more and cover the whole fence in them.
Here are some other highlights though of our sadly neglected garden.
This is the apple tree right at the end our garden, up against the shed. In a very neglected part the garden that I have visions of turning into a vegetable garden in raised beds. It will never happen but that is the dream. I can’t wait for the apples to appear so we can get juicing.
We have two apple trees and this one is about two weeks ahead of the other one. The pear tree is also about to come into full bloom too though last year we didn’t really have any pears, fingers crossed we do this year. There is often so much blossom on this tree that when it falls off it looks like it has snowed.
Under the pear tree is a swing that we got a couple of years ago, I have never been on (don’t be ridiculous) but I do love that it is there
I said that our garden isnt particularly floral, and it isn’t but we do have some flowers in pots every year. And this year we have some flowers in pots that we brought back from Holland last month. We planted these hyacinth bulbs and already they are in bloom and smell incredible.
This is the pot of labels that I will need one day when I have that vegetable patch at the end of the garden.
And finally you can’t be in our garden and not see one of these
So there you go, a potted (did you see what I did there? Potted? Get it?) tour of our garden, that glosses over the edges of the lawn not being cut and the weeds poking through the flower beds.
And the mouse graveyard that is growing by the day too