Thursday, 11 September 2014

Something to soothe the seven year itch

Except I haven't got the seven year itch just yet, though there is a whole twelve months to go until the seventh year is done.  September 10th is the seventh anniversary of moving into this house.  Every year I take this as a moment to pause a moment and reflect.  Reflect on what is and what was and what may be.
I look back at how the garden has changed, which is rather a lot.  In the beginning there was no pond, no Wild Garden, no Pond Border or Spring Border.  The Conservatory Border was just a narrow strip and the Coal Bunker border was almost non-existent. 
September is quite a key month for the garden as it is usually this time of year that I start any border enlargement or re shaping I have in mind,  This year though I am not planning major changes to the back garden. I think it is another consolidation year as I did quite a bit of re shaping last year.  I still have quite a lot of bare patches that I need to fill from division mainly of current plants.  
I think the main autumn project this year is going to be further work on the driveway. I have ordered some Rosa Rugosa, some Buckthorns and a Cedar. These will go in with the Pin Oak bought several months ago that has been living in the veg borders for most of the year.  I have already planted a Magnolia 'Little Gem' and a Catalpa purpureans in the driveway and also a couple of fuchsias and some foxgloves and verbascums.  In the Spring I shall sow some wildflower seeds as I want to keep the area informal and not really gardened as such.
Seven years makes this the house I have lived in the longest since I left my parents house. This is quite a surprise to me and I think it might mean I have settled at last.......for now.......

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  1. It's impressive what you have achieved in that time, enjoy your next seven years of transformation, consolidation, and, no doubt, the occasional revolution!

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  2. Seven is the perfect number - I love watching the transformation - so I hope you have settled and stay for a bit longer !

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