October 03, 2013

inheriting a garden is an odd one





Inheriting a garden is an odd one. We spent a long time clearing three (three!) sheds, goal posts and various random bits and bobs the previous owner left strewn about the garden.

We've discovered lavender, rosemary and chives and think there are a few peony plants in one of the borders. Other than that, we have no idea what is growing, which is interesting.

When we moved in, we installed a mini vegetable patch on the patio... courgettes, tomatoes, strawberries and sweet peas were planted. We enjoyed mixed success. The sweet peas took ages to flower, so we've only seen a couple. The strawberry plant produced one solitary fruit. The courgettes and tomatoes ran wild and produced something of a glut.

The apple tree is a huge, unwieldy beast and is dropping apples faster than we can pick them up. Every time there is a gust of wind, tens of apples fall to the ground. Eventually we plan to build a seat underneath it's wide branches, though at the moment we just need to find somewhere to store the fruit!

Joining in with Annie and her series, 'How does your garden grow'.

Mammasaurus - How Does Your Garden Grow?




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    1. ah thanks Tracey, I can take no credit, it's all pretty wild out there! x

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  2. In time it will be lovely Charmaine, my advice from our garden is to clear out the obvious rubbish and stuff you definately don't want and then just wait and see what appears, as you don't want to accidentally dig out some gems. It is amazing all of a sudden it seems to come together and you realise that you really like what you have got. You will get there - trust me!

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    1. Yes this is what people keep telling me... be patient and see what springs up! Luckily the house is taking priority so no doubt this will happen :) x

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  3. We inherited our apple tree and the plum tree and I love them! Not so keen on the hedge we got as well, but I suppose it does offer us some privacy. Looks exciting!

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  4. So great to have so many apples (says the lady who doesn't have to pick them all up!) Beautiful photos, it'll be interesting to see what pokes it's head through the ground in Spring time - sort of a pot luck affair!

    Thanks for joining in again xxx

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    1. ha! well I'm sure we'll find something to do with them all :) thank you! x

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  5. Lovely photos. It will be exciting to see what happens in the spring when the garden really comes back to life - I bet there are some gems hidden away in there :)

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  6. It sounds like you have a lovely garden in the making and it'll be lovely to sit in the shade of the apple tree in the Summer :) Sorry to hear you only got one strawberry, but it sounds like your tomato and courgette harvest made up for it!

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  7. The apple tree looks loaded! I love the berry plant - so pretty!

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  8. Ahhh, inherited gardens are always exciting! I've inherited an obviously much-loved and well-tended garden - I haven't done much to it still, 20 months on, as there are still things that pop up that I don't remember spotting before. Enjoy all your surprises! (v jealous of your apple tree too - we just have a pear tree that produces blackened bullets!) x

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    1. ooh, sounds lovely :) yes the apple tree is lovely to have. sorry to hear about the pear tree, perhaps next year they'll be softer! x

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  9. I think it all sounds wonderful That apple tree, wow! Just think how fun it will be to see if you have any bulbs and which daffs or tulips might pop up where in the spring. xx

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