The Same River …



Just aware that I sometimes mention “stuff” going on at home. This was always meant to be an allotment based blog, it was never meant to be exclusively so.

Here then is a small snapshot in time of bits of the back garden. be aware, however, that as some intelligent Greek once said

“You can never step into the same river twice.”*

These two “characters” (the first is a grubbed out elder root) inhabit the pond and scree shrubbery (is that possible?) near the house.

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Some of the pots we keep around to fill in spaces, but the “glasses” add to the effect, as well as ensuring water gets tot he roots.


The hanging basket (used for the umpteenth time, but we had to replace the chains, is suspended between the top box that collected water from the gutters of the Wesleyan chapel on the (main) Walsall Road but was replaced and the home made (from discarded fence panels) window box.

Beneath are the cherry tomato plants. Oh and you might just spot the bee hotel by the down spout.



The flowers in the vase were cut away (up at the plot). Vervain is a prolific plant that self seeds almost anywhere. In this case in the strawberry beds … and we couldn’t get the anti-bird nets over the fruits with this tall beauty in the way.



Inside the greenhouse sits this little star, on sentry duty beneath the cucumber plants. Good work little soldier!


And right at the bottom of the garden, beneath a roof of branches of next-door’s laburnum and our small leaved lime is “Dingly Dell”; a.k.a. “Fire Pit Heaven. Please note the cover is an old oil drum lid in use because on days when our wonderful country is forecast to have a “mix of sunshine and showers” we normally have the showers and somewhere else must suffer the sunshine.


*It’s often all Greek to me.


One response to this post.

  1. Very nice 🙂


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