Thursday, 18 September 2014

Who would mind being led up the garden path?

 I walk this pathway twice a day, no matter what the weather, I just need to be out in the garden.   In summer clothed in my jim jams and in winter heavy coat with a hood.
The pathway leads to the old apple tree.    I planted clump forming bamboo when we moved here.     They make a wonderful screen but I mostly enjoy the movement of these graceful plants.   
 Cyclamen have appeared all over the woodland area.   
     Planted beneath deciduous trees is ideal.   I add leaf mould each year to keep them happy :)
It is hot today, too hot for mid September.    I love the fact I can walk this path and it is always cool.   Somewhere to work in the garden to  keep away from the sun.    In the winter it is bitterly cold.  That is the joy of a garden, being in touch with it.........feeling it.
I love this garden in sun, frost, heavy dew but especially in freezing fog.......when it has a beauty that is hard to explain.

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  1. Such a pretty walk up the garden path. I have a small bamboo in a pot but it really isn't happy there, my garden just isn't big enough to plant it in the ground, but I love the way bamboo swishes in the breeze. I think you've got the ideal place for it there.

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  2. Good Morning Jo,

    I also have some bamboo in pots.....you re right, they do seem to struggle when restricted.
    I have planted several beneath trees and they really work well.
    I to love the movement in the breeze.

    Have a good weekend........

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  3. I can see why you are drawn to this part of your garden. It is so inviting. Love the cyclamen. I haven't found a place here where they are happy. The drought that plagued this area the past couple of years killed them. I would like to find a place in my garden where they would be happy. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Good Morning Lisa,

      I find cyclamen cope quite well with drought. When I have to take branches down, sometimes I chop them into small sizes and bury them. Then I plant woodland plants on top. My theory is that it will hold water and keep the ground moist.......I have done this with ferns and hellebores. It is something I came up with a few years ago, and it seems to be working well.....

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  4. What a lovely walk Cheryl, and the Cyclamen's are so pretty, one of my favourites at this time of year.

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  5. I love the frost and heavy dew as well. That's such a great thing about gardens, or even the woods. The path is different every time depending on the time of day, the weather and the season. Love the cyclamen. I have tried and failed time and again to keep one as a house plant. If I can grow violets I should be able to grow cyclamen but it doesn't work that way.

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    1. I love to see the changes, they never cease to amaze me. I love the shadows cast by the trees.

      I have wild violets blooming alongside the cyclamen at this time. Unusual for them to flower at this time of year. Another favourite of mine......I love tiny flowers.

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  6. I would love to join you on this path, Cheryl! I love shady gardens in the summer; woodland areas always seem cool, even on the hottest days. Cyclamen is so pretty, but I don't have much luck with it; I think the shade area here is too dry to keep it happy.

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    1. Hi Rose,

      The older I get, the less I am able to cope with the heat. Working in this part of the garden is a joy. It is cool and comfortable.

      Well dear Rose, I have my Cyclamen and you have your tulips :)
      I will enjoy your beauties in the Spring and you can enjoy my Cyclamen in the Autumn.

      Have a lovely weekend............

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  7. Morning Cheryl
    This last week has been beautiful hasn't it - how I envy you your twice daily walk through this part of your garden - a place for contemplation and taking in all the sights and sounds of nature - truly lovely.

    Aren't the cyclamen delightful - lovely as they are dotted about. I would like my whole garden to be a wild area - that I didn't have to worry too much about - bamboo swishing in the breeze conjures up such an image. The feel of the garden changes at this time of year - yesterday it was misty all day and cobwebs were strung with dewdrops and as I walked to the top of the garden where the veg is situated my shoes got soaked and you could feel the damp air on your skin - the sudden plop of an apple falling from the tree - everything was still - an eerie feeling.

    Have a lovely weekend doing what you enjoy most.

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    1. I too had wet feet as I walked the garden..............my little grand-daughter often takes her shoes off when she is in the garden. Sometimes I join her, it is such a joy to feel the earth beneath my feet. I feel connected............

      I love mist, cobwebs and dewdrops...............beautiful.

      Have a great weekend.............

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  8. Lovely, I can see why you would walk down the path every day, and it will look lovely what ever the season... We to have bambo at the bottom of the garden next to a large Willow tree ( far to large for my small garden) the Sparrows will hide in the bambo if a bird of pray comes calling.
    Amanda xx

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    1. Lovely image Amanda....I can see the sparrows in my minds eye, hiding from the raptor.

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  9. Yes, a mystical beauty! I love foggy days - gives one a strange and timeless feeling. And dresses up the garden to look like something out of a faerie tale. You've done so well with this lovely garden of yours - its a place to live and cherish - not just admire.

    We've had a few very cold days and then it was back to summer on Saturday. Really hot, but with cloud cover actually nice. Today, however it's cold again. Strange ups and downs, but we can't argue with Mother Nature.

    I also buried some branches and old broken logs in one of our gardens years ago. I was trying to build up a depression in the soil. After adding earth on top, my flowers bloomed so well the following spring! I wondered if it was the branches and old wood, but did not really know. Now I do! Thanks for the tip. Will try it in this new house.

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