Friday, 22 May 2015

Backyard May...

The backyard is doing well this year. The summer bulb planting looks like it will be a success and the seeds I dotted here and there are coming thorough. Of course, I have no idea what I planted where or even what I planted, but that just adds to the joy.

I'm really pleased with the way it is looking. I've been focusing on making it interesting, a little bit magic, and I think, at long last after almost 30 years, I'm just about there. There's really no reason not to make the most of any outside space. It doesn't have to be big - all you have to do is make it personal to yourself.

Sitting out in the afternoon with a beer in the sunshine, listening to the fountain in the pond and the wind chimes, watching the blackbird family shoveling meal worms into their beaks to take to their young - well, it's my idea of heaven.

A little piece of heaven in my backyard.


28 comments:

  1. Neville Mclachlan on FB
    Whoa.......... looks awesome Andi.........

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    1. Andrew Height
      Thanks Neville

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  2. Mark Wayne Whitehouse on FB
    A slice of garden heaven and I'm sure I clocked a beer bottle neck as you panned around. Written from my allotment with a cheeky bottle of wine at 1.30 in the afternoon

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    1. Andrew Height
      You did indeed Mark.

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  3. Tim Preston on FB
    a veritable paradise

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  4. Lindsey Messenger on FB
    Gorgeous.... X

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    1. Andrew Height
      Glad you like Lindsey, it is going well this year.

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  5. Kathryn Salthouse on FB
    I love your yard, I'm trying so hard to get my garden looking as good, but I don't think it will ever be as good as yours

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    1. Andrew Height
      Kathryn I'm lucky to have a walled garden, not big, but that makes you focus.

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  6. Sarah Farmer on FB
    A real fairy garden x

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    1. Andrew Height
      I like it Sarah. I work my magic out there. By the gate I have a totem, you can just see it on the video.Sometimes in the moonlight I go out and focus - well it makes me feel better,

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  7. Bernadette Doyle on FB
    Your daffs are still out!

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    1. Andrew Height
      Yes, late flowering variety. Not for much longer though.

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  8. Andrew Height
    Siobhan at the end of this video there is a deep red flower against the wall. It's the claret geranium you gave me three years ago still going strong smile emoticon

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    1. Siobhan Harkin on FB
      Glad that one went to a good home. Your yard looks lovely

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    2. Andrew Height
      Thanks, I have the time though.

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  9. Sarah Farmer on FB
    Oh my I haven't seen a pond in a garden for years.

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    1. Andrew Height
      I have three fish, one is very old. He's called Old Fish. A garden without the sound of water isn't a garden at all and I can't understand why people are so worried about children drowning in them - just raise them up.

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  10. John F. Tooher on FB
    I love the cracked pot and the crack pot too!

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  11. David Bell on FB
    Great space. What a great space.

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  12. Maggie Patzuk on FB
    Love your garden! It is truly magical - just like you!!!! smile emoticon

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    1. Andrew Height
      There is magic in gardening Maggie.

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    2. Andrew Height
      Maggie, I found some opium poppy seedlings growing in the alley and have replanted them in my garden. It isn't illegal to grow opium poppies in the UK, but it is an offence to gather the sap from the seed pods. Excited to see how they come up.

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  13. Sonya Tickle on FB
    Wish I was there. Looks so relaxing x

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    1. Make one Sonya. It isn't so hard.

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  14. Sue Mcnally on FB
    this is lovely

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    1. Andrew Height
      Thanks Sue. I think I'm getting there with it.

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