A quick six this weekend as Middle Weed is on a Brownie holiday and I am taking advantage of that to clear and decorate her room. I have already taken five bags to charity (and three to the bin) this morning.
Maybe because the flowers are at long last fading away, it is the trees in our garden that are coming into focus for me now. Or perhaps it’s just because they are in need of a good trim. We are lucky to have lots of mature trees surrounding the terrace at the end of our garden, giving an almost theatrical feel to it, as well as providing privacy.
1. Fig tree
Our gnarled old fig is one of the highlights of our garden. Middle Weed will be pleased that it is now shedding its leaves as she and her friends love to climb its branches. It has never given us edible fruit, but we love it for its character.
2. Holly and plum
The holly is in our garden, the plum is in our neighbours’. The holly has been nicely shaped in the past to provide shade in summer. It is wearing a hat of jasmine.
3. Damson and pear
Both have been allowed to grow too tall by previous occupants to be much use for fruit but I can’t bear to cut them down.
4. Bay tree
Our bay is currently smothered in buddleia, clematis and grape vine but these will be cut back soon.
5. There’s a shed in here somewhere
Our small shed is cloaked in a creeper (ident anyone?) which we cut back every year only for it to grow with renewed vigour.
5. Pumpkin harvest
Not trees to finish with but our small pumpkin harvest ready for Halloween. The Little Weeds are getting excited already!
Thanks as ever to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday where we share six things from our garden each week. Hope you all have a great weekend in your gardens!