Can’t think how I missed this event in the knot garden’s early life. In order to enjoy planning a new vision for this area, but still have it presentable in November when the Border Line launch party takes place, I have gone for the quick fix. I found much satisfaction in getting to grips with soil, bricks and plants for a few hours after so much desk time. There is nothing like labour for the spirits.
A late summer flourish. And the lovely Wollerton Old Hall is giving its all.
I have started a ten-afternoon writing course attached to an art exhibition. More anon.
The first picture looks like something from a teddy snuff movie
On the contrary, it is a teddy regeneration event; they have all been through the washing-machine.
Loved the wildness in the second last photo. Great garden with the addition of rocks. I suppose autumn is in full glory right now.
We rather think the previous owner (many decades ago) worked in a quarry. There are vast lumps of pink granite all around the garden. Every garden needs an ‘un’pleasaunce as well as a knot garden. Autumn is still half-minded at the moment.
I think I could sit out there in an easy chair and enjoy a good read. 🙂 –Curt
Just every now and again I get to do that, though I once expected I would be doing it all my retirement.
Thanks so much.
Very pleasing result I have to say. I wish ours looked as good. Do I spy a birdbath? Every garden should have a bird bath.
Indeed you spy a birdbath, we found two strange home-made brick urns in our garden and a few years ago we gave up trying to fill them with plants and put water in them. They have given us so much delight, there is nothing funnier than birds queuing up and bathing.
I wish I had the outdoor space for this. I miss having enough ground to garden on, both vegetables and flowers. You’ve done a great job!
I do know how lucky I am, though the competition between desk and garden is a non-stop dilemma for me.
In reality, I’ll bet it is not the dilemma you think. While at the desk – the garden diverts the stress. While in the garden – you’re relaxed and your subconscious continues to work on your desk work. A perfect partnership.
You are absolutely right, but I am greedy and want more hours than exist to spread over both.
Perfectly lovely. What a great place for a book launch event!
Thanks, we are lucky, if the weather is fine we will spill into the garden, but there is a lot of glass on that side of the house even if we are indoors, so it needs to look inviting.
You have worked very hard on this and the results look good. Will your book launch be open air? If so, I hope the weather is good.
Unlikely, given that it is November, but the big room across the back of the house, has continuous windows, so there is no missing the knot garden. Also it faces the back door and friends tend to enter that way.
Lovely garden, have a great book launch 😊
Thanks so much, good wishes are very supportive.