Garden 2015

Name of walk Garden 2015
Date of walk 2015-08-09

A few photos from our Walney Island garden, most of which used to be part of a field. It is about 300ft long…..Plus a few cat photos too…..and squirrels…. and I certainly can’t leave out the sheep! 🙂

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Patio

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One of the hanging baskets.

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A garden can never have too many seating areas!

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Vegetable and fruit beds. Plus some sweet peas.

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Pond in the wildlife garden on the left, we have lots of toads, frogs and newts.

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View back up the garden to the veg beds.

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View out from the bottom of the garden, across the fields towards Blackcombe.

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At various times of the year there are horses, cattle and sheep in the fields.

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Stealth Tigger!

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"Fear not young lamby-kins, I shall return with reinforcements and run you out of town!......But first a nap!"

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We usually grow onions and runner beans. The rest of the vegetable beds are for strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, blackcurrant and along the fence line we have many varieties of espalier apple trees. Then plum and cherry trees.

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A seat to catch the evening sun.

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Felix goes squirrel hunting.

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The squirrel is not very co-operative.

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The squirrel exits stage right, via the prickly Hawthorne. Wasted saliva!

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Squirrel's revenge!

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Acrobatic!

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Meerkat impersonations too!

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My greenhouse. I grow most things from seed or cuttings.

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Tigger is no help whatsoever!

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Come summer I use it for my tomatoes, cucumber and chillies. The cats use it for sunbathing....Tigger is under the chair. Felix is usually found in the compost bag!

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Peaches, the world's most 'scaredy cat'!

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Still looking for squirrels Felix?

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Aw! Tigger is a fat cat, but a cutie too.

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A few flower photos. I won't bore you with the varieties.

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Cherry blossom in the spring.

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We moved here in 1991. It was very much an empty canvas. We removed the wall and built steps down into the 'field'.

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The garden was just a field.

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So we needed to design a garden, bearing in mind the salt wind that we get on Walney Island.

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Brendan built the greenhouse at a woodworking night class.

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A walney Island sunset.

Jo.

 

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