Garden musings

It’s not often that I allow myself to just sit and enjoy things, and it is never something that I plan into any time I have but after an almost sleepless night during my last time off I did spend the precious time I had planned to spend gardening just sitting with some tea, and then a little lunch, enjoying the sun in my front garden;

Front garden blooms ~ August 2012

Front garden blooms ~ August 2012

It is not the mass of colour it was last year, I think the slugs put pay to that but there is still plenty there;

Front garden blooms ~ August 2012

Front garden blooms ~ August 2012

Front garden blooms; sweetpea bucket ~ August 2012

Front garden blooms; sweetpea bucket ~ August 2012

Front garden blooms; leeks ~ August 2012

Front garden blooms; leeks ~ August 2012

And as well as the flowers I seem to have gathered a not to shabby fruit collection;

Front garden fruits; summer fruiting raspberries, red currant, gooseberry and a bramley apple ~ August 2012

Front garden fruits; summer fruiting raspberries, red currant, gooseberry and a bramley apple ~ August 2012

Front garden fruits; autumn fruiting raspberries, strawberries and the last pot of potatoes ~ August 2012

Front garden fruits; autumn fruiting raspberries, strawberries and the last pot of potatoes ~ August 2012

Front garden fruits; all gold autumn fruiting raspberries~ August 2012

Front garden fruits; all gold autumn fruiting raspberries~ August 2012

Front garden fruits; red princess strawberry ~ August 2012

Front garden fruits; red princess strawberry ~ August 2012

Even thought I knew what I had growing I didn’t realise how much there was until I stopped to take stock of it. I haven’t grown mountains of food what I have grown has been a nice treat and are forming the base of next years growing. Of course I would have liked to have much more coming in from the garden but that just hasn’t been possible this year and I am ok with that, which is a very odd feeling. And there is always next year

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