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.......


  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!

  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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