Reminiscing

MY GREENHOUSE FULL TO OVERFLOWING

Looking back isn’t always a bad thing. The lovely spring weather we’re having just now is causing me to well up with anticipation at the gardening months ahead, but I’ve also been remembering happy summers gone past. Our family has lived in a few different houses over the years, and these photos were taken in my favourite garden.

ROBIN IN THE SUMMER . . .

Robin mum and dad nested and raised chicks in the greenhouse. They built their nest in one of the pots.

. . . AND ROBIN IN THE WINTER


ROSA ‘CLIMBING CECILE BRUNNER’
A FAIRY HIDING AMONGST THE POPPY BUDS AND CLEMATIS


A WIGWAM OF POLES PREPARED FOR THE RUNNER BEANS
HOWEVER, BENJAMIN THOUGHT I’D MADE HIM A TENT
I FINALLY GOT THE RUNNER BEANS PLANTED AND THEY’RE GROWING UP THE CANES AMONGST NASTURTIUMS, FRENCH MARIGOLDS, AND SISYRINCHIUM STRIATUM.

I’m not a tidy gardener!

A BIG, FAT FROG MAKING HIMSELF COMFORTABLE IN A DAMP SEED TRAY.
LEAVE ROOM IN YOUR GARDEN FOR FAIRIES TO DANCE.

The greenhouse was custom built by hubby. He used our daughter’s garden playhouse (after she’d outgrown it) and added lots of bits on with old windows donated by neighbours (pinched from skips). That greenhouse was a work of love and bucket loads of sweat, but the pleasure I got from it was incomparable. Mice, robins, frogs, spiders, and goodness knows what else made their homes in it. It was a haven for bugs and beasties, and a paradise for me.

LOOK CLOSELY AND YOU WILL SEE ‘DEPPY’, A TINY CREATURE WITH JOHNNY DEPP EYES.

Saved the best for last!

ESMERALDA

Introducing Esmeralda. Beautiful, isn’t she. She built her web just inside the entrance to the greenhouse and laid an egg sac in it, which she permanently guarded until her babies (spiderlings) emerged.

ESMERALDA’S BABIES

HAPPY DAYS!

4 comments

    • Thank you. Yes, our robins are quite different. You get beautiful hummingbirds, though. Thank you for commenting. ๐Ÿ˜€

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