Sunday, 9 April 2017


I forgot to publish this post that I wrote in March , so it's slightly out of sequence !

Sometimes you have to make changes not because you want to but because things happen so you have to.

The posts that held this boarding on the raised bed have rotted and so we need to decide how and what we will use to repair or replace this with.

Even the small wooden edging is giving up! It's been in about 8 years, so as done quite well but another slightly easier job.

Now this was our enclosed sheltered back corner of the garden that was always a few degrees cooler on a hot summers day but last year our neighbour to the left asked the local parish council to remove the trees that backed onto his garden! however those trees were the ones giving us a nice sheltered spot!

Now this corner is open and in the summer, sun will stream through ( the photo was taken on Sunday and that was the colour of the sky at 5 pm )in the normal scheme of things who'd not want the sun?

However we have lots of lovely hot sun and the plants to the left hand side of this photo are plants that enjoy some dappled shade ! Now they will be getting afternoon sun burning down on them!

I suggested getting some laural's like these to fill the gap but Paul said they'd make the area too dark in the winter months, so we will get a tree and put it into the corner , so we'll have summer shade and winter sun.
These Laural's need cutting back, they've grown too big over the winter and this area is one we have some long standing plans for.



  1. Lovely to see what you are planning and how your garden isdong so early in the year.
    I spent yesterday working on the polytunnel, getting it ready for early veg planting.

  2. It's a shame when trees need to come down. We had a row on 40' leylandii at the bottom of the garden when we moved in here. There were no branches before about 10' then they were very thick. However, they were not in good condition and in strong winds branches were breaking off!! This last winter a 25' branch broke off and fell into our back neighbours garden just missing his greenhouse!! Our landlord decided to have then cut down :( Sad, but there was nothing could be done for them. The area under them was cool, wet and shady and we had frogs, toads and newts and the like. Ferns and other plants that liked damp, cool places. However, we are now revamping the bottom of the garden :)