Thursday, 12 June 2014

Early June backyard...

Well, it’s coming along. The rain and the warm weather have seen to that. Strange, the weather we are having though; one minute sunshine, the next torrential rain. Still as they say: it’s good for the garden. Of course the slugs and snails aren’t. But the rain and humidity seems to have made them come along too.

I had planned to make my yard/courtyard garden (take your pick) shades of pastel mauves, understated pinks, and cool creams this year. Of course I’d forgotten that it’s shady and that I’m not a pastel kind of guy. It would have looked cool, but really it needs to be hot. So, much as I wanted to create an oasis of peaceful calm in soothing colours, I soon found that it wasn’t really me, nor was it going to work. Soon, the oranges and yellows have begun to creep in; the sunflowers, daisies, gazanias, and of course, as predicted, the self- seeded nasturtiums.

Oh well, if you can’t beat them join them. It’ll all come out in the mix I expect.


  1. Lindsey Messenger on FB
    Looks and sounds lovely xx

    1. Andrew Height
      Another month or so and, with luck and if I can keep on top of the bugs, it will be a beautiful retreat for a week or two.

  2. Buffey Glandon on FB
    So lovely