Friday 23 September 2022



The pots that were replanted to go under the masks are looking lovely and full, the grass beautiful. We will need to remove the grass and put in the greenhouse for the winter which is a shame.

We are hoping to split the grass and get another two plants from them, which we can use in the pots at the other end of the pond garden by the bench.

We plan to add a few flowers into this area in the folly garden but not too many. Just a touch of white or pale pink here and there.

The new folly wall looks lovely in the autumn sunshine

The rose is growing well.

The jungle area is also looking healthy now it's cooled down and we have had a tiny bit of rain now and then.

Wednesday 14 September 2022


 We have been following the news since the death of her majesty, Queen Elizabeth the second, on the 8th of September.

It is a very sad time for us here in the United Kingdom and also around the world. Today after her being placed in Westminster Hall for her laying in state, I went out for some air in the garden. 

The sun was shining, and I noticed how it was hitting the new folly wall, so went back for my camera and took a few photos.

It's nice to see how the sun hits it in the late afternoon.


Niamh in the sun

From the other end.


On another note, we thought we'd lost most of the fish, then some reappeared and a week later we counted 8 of the 9 we started with. Then one died. Then we counted them again earlier this week and counted 8 again! So, it appears we'd not had a visit from a Heron looking for his breakfast.

However, another fish died, so we are back down to 7, hopefully this won't keep happening and the remaining seven will continue.

Since we have made a cover to protect them, we will leave it in place just in case the Heron appears!

The remaining fish are growing, so maybe they will make it.

The pots we planted up for the fishpond garden have filled out beautifully.

The grass is looking particularly good.

All the pots are growing well.