Please excuse the lack of blog posts lately. My writing course has taken all my spare writing energy.
But I have not been completely slack – I have been having fun with Instagram. I love how instant Instagram is, I can just snap and share, when I was taking weeks sometimes to get my photos on to the computer etc.
So feel free to watch the garden grow HERE
Over the years my daughter Maya has taken pictures of me in my garden, usually in the middle of winter, starting in 2009, our first winter in this house. My husband had died the previous month, so the look on my face that year was a bit not me. But over the years things have improved, on my face and in the garden.
I did not realize that the winter photo had become a tradition until I looked back and saw that I had done it most years (except for 2012). I have never made the photos public, because in them I am wearing my worst clothes, clothes which I very often wear in the garden.
Sadly, this is one of those areas which was my pride and joy eight years ago, but has been overshadowed by the newer areas. This is all I can find from the blog over the years. My poor neglected purple garden!
The purple garden
Purple garden looking much more purple!
Irises. A hailstorm cut them to ribbons some days later!
The purple garden
This was made four years ago, and like the other areas of the garden, some things have thrived for a season then died. Some areas have progressed and others are a bit neglected.
The pink garden
Okay, so putting up the carport put my herb garden in rain shadow, so now it has less herbs and more tough plants. Never mind.
How the herb bed was from Aug 2009 until Dec 2011.
The herb bed after the carport was erected.
How it looks at themoment.
Finished at last.
By the carport
Five years since my first post! I got started on my garden in earnest in January 2011, and started blogging in May that same year. For four years, 2011-2014 I put in loads of hours getting the garden off the ground. I have been a bit off the boil the last year or two, since I started a creative writing course, but fortunately gardens happily grow without you.
My main complaint about this place is that things take forever to grow here, but these photos will prove that this is not true. They just seem to take forever.