My Garden

My small suburban garden…

Not Much to Write Home About…

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After the disappointment of a lack of flowers and wildlife in my Small Suburban Garden this summer I admit that I’ve rather neglected it in recent weeks, however, I did venture outside for a look round this afternoon. Clearly it’s still quite mild for the time of year because I have a few alyssum and lobelia dotted about. There’s also a couple of late marigolds. The buddleia are sprouting new leaves despite me severely cutting them back, and the parsley remains defiantly strong.

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A couple of weeks ago I decided to cut back some of the jasmine that had overgrown around my shed guttering, but now it just looks a bit of a mess. It’s uncovered some rotten wood on my fencing and the bee hotels I put out there several years ago now need replacing. Those are jobs that will now have to wait until next spring. There’s a few bright orange berries on the magnolia and shiny black ones on what’s left of the jasmine. Hopefully the birds will enjoy those.

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The wild cherry tree looks very autumnal against the blue sky and after sweeping up dead leaves the garden does look a bit tidier, although there’s only so much I can do (it’s not a ‘magic’ broom!)

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