Summer garden

It’s Sunday and it’s hot, and I thought I’d take a few pics of the garden because I like it when it’s a jungle. Even if it has been unkindly described as ‘a green mess’.

Two years ago I wrote a post about my attempts to create a dog proof garden This post could be described more as how to stuff as much greenery as possible into a tiny town garden. Experience so far has been that the pots and rose bushes put a stop to the dog’s gallop, but NOTHING keeps cats out. Everything that I planted behind the dog barricade of pots has been dug up by gangs of felines who have obviously been working round the clock to eradicate every tiny shoot that obstructs the gigantic cats’ toilet they assume the garden to be.

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How to make sure your garden gets no sunshine whatsoever.

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A few pics of ‘the green mess’. Many haven’t come out, or just look like a sort of green mess.

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PENTAX Digital Camera

There are about eight self-seeded fig trees growing in the garden though Finbar keeps most of them an bonsai size. A couple of them are getting out of control though.

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Yes, there is an apple tree in there somewhere.

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The herb garden has spread from its original spot…

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PENTAX Digital Camera

The wisteria has flowered constantly since mid April…

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…and now the flowers hang down next to bunches of grapes.

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One day I am going to get a decent camera and a bigger garden!

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

15 thoughts on “Summer garden”

  1. It seems beautyful to me jane, when you have a camera, i know for sure you have a lot of pleasure with it!! Have a nice summer evening.

    1. Thank you! One thing I miss with the point and shoot camera is being able to look through the view finder. It’s such a haphazard process with my little digital camera, not being able to see exactly what’s in the picture. When I’m rich and famous…

      1. You have a lot decent camera’s, for a good price jane, ask the shop or look at internet. For example my camera that i use for photograph the clouds, is small and simple and most of all, easy to use.

    1. I’d love to be able to grow a few flowers though. The stuff in pots flourish and the really big things, but all the Sweet Peas, Californian Poppies, Morning Glories, Hollyhocks, have all been dug up by the cats and the sun has frazzled the Monbretia. Can’t have everything I suppose. Jane Dougherty The Green Woman


    1. I love gardening and would love to have a garden like my mother’s, where the plants grow where you plant them. In my garden anything that doesn’t have a barrier round it, or very, very deep roots gets zapped by some critter or other.

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