Apologies for not posting in over a month, but, well, the fact is my garden is way down my list of priorities just now, what with it being a builder’s yard and all! There’s a big skip parked across part of the front garden and parts of the back garden are well and truly munted.
For some reason when I imagined what it would be like having an extension built, I didn’t picture the lawn being completely chewed up on day 1 and parts of a couple of garden beds being reconfigured by the builders (who did it as nicely as they could, but I have lost quite a bit of one large bed).
Plants I hoped to save are in pots and stored together in the back corner of the garden – the ongoing wet weather means the building is taking a lot longer than expected, but on the upside the potted plants haven’t needed watering.
Once the little digger had chewed up the lawn and the builders had erected a temporary sawbench in the back garden, I realised this might be bigger and more destructive than I’d imagined. Looking for silver linings wasn’t hard because I could see that beyond the mud, displaced plants and general chaos was a blank canvas waiting until I am ready.
The destruction and change aren’t over yet – probably months more to go – and with focus on the detail of what’s being built and the renovations to the existing house, I’m not even thinking about what a future garden may look like. The pleasure of that is still to come.
Plus I’m on the organising committe for Orchids & More at Mystery Creek from September 29-October 1. It’s a big event and we want it to be a big success so it requires attention.
My aim is to get back to regular posting here and I’ll try not to leave it as long again. Thank you for stopping by and having a read, it’s nice to know you’re there.