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Back in love with my garden again

13 October 2011 11:54:24
Still flowering it's socks off

Still flowering it's socks off

With the bad winds we had a month ago I went through a very upset and angry stage with my garden.  Everything got hammered. The Spring had started the same way and distroyed alot.  So I went through a stage of just dead heading watering and a bit of pottering and trying to ignore the distuction that had taken place in certain areas.  What ever it is about gardening you can't stay like that for long as it draws you back in to make it all better and more beautiful than before.  So I'm back in love with my Garden again.  New beds been dug out by Darren and just seeing them go in fills me with excitment and anticipation of what is to come.


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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 13 October 2011 14:13:06

Good on you, Una. 

Destruction in the garden could be looked on simply as an opportunity to do something new. Of course, when you lose something which you have treasured it is a blow but plants come and go, gardens change all the time and bad weather and its effects are simply part of the overall picture.

Keep at it. Paddy 

Dick Dick 13 October 2011 17:41:08

Your garden looks great Una. Any chance you could put it in Photos.

Myrtle Myrtle 13 October 2011 18:02:49

Lovely! but I know what you mean, I feel like that at the moment as the garden is destroyed by leaves from trees outside my boundary, but I know come the Spring I will try again!

HeadGardener HeadGardener 13 October 2011 18:13:35

Una in truth you never feel out of love with it most likely, it's very frustrating to have all your hard work undone, but it is sadly a feature of a new garden which is exposed. Your windreaks and hedges will grow you perennials will grow stronger you will stake more and it will improve.. welcome back..

TinaJ TinaJ 13 October 2011 18:41:31

I feel alot like you una,but i never give up!

Periwinkle Periwinkle 13 October 2011 19:38:44

Una, you are not alone in getting discouraged when the weather reaps havoc but as you say we gardeners dont stay down for long! Will look forward to seeing pictures of the new beds. Area in picture is really lovely.

fraoch fraoch 13 October 2011 20:13:24

That looks terrific, Una.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 13 October 2011 20:48:49

What a lovely view of your garden, Una. So glad you are back in love with it again!

ladygardener ladygardener 13 October 2011 21:11:27

That's a terrific scene don't give up on it

Michelle finn Michelle finn 13 October 2011 23:33:47

looks fab and it is brilliant to see you back and also back in love with your garden. there is a bug goin around the site called "making new beds" and alot of us have caught it. welcome back

Rachel Rachel 13 October 2011 23:44:59

Wow, that's a beautiful photo. Your garden has come on enormously since you first started posting. The 'autumn depression' is sure to pass soon.

Cloncaw Cloncaw 14 October 2011 20:06:18

Garden looks fabulous lovely area to sit, we all get a bit disillusioned at times but never lasts for long.

Scrubber Scrubber 22 October 2011 16:38:08

I can see why you fell in love again. Its wonderful. But we all have moments when we feel just a tad toostretched-it passes! And then there are so many wonderful surprises!


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