It’s been some time since I posted anything. It’s been a difficult year, bookended by my mother’s death a year ago and that of my partner’s mother a month ago. But gardens don’t stand still for anyone or anything (except, perhaps, for the prolonged period of hard frost we had in the winter). We have continued working and developing the plot, concentrating on the front garden autumn 2014, turning it into a wild flower meadow.IMG_0391

James came back to take up the existing turf and lay a new slate path.


We bought some wild flower turf (doing it the easy way!) and laid that – very quick and easy, especially as we didn’t need to worry about getting the ground too level – and scattered bulbs before the turf was laid

We also planted a hawthorn tree on one side, and three silver birch on the other