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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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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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!