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Down the Garden Path


The back of Cosy Cottage Garden. At the bottom, there is a bird box which serves as a busy nursery for great tit chicks 

It is now May and Cosy Garden has woken up after a long, peaceful slumber. 🌻🌻🌻

It is easy for me to feel overwhelmed when pondering what to do next with a garden, even a little one, but the decision making is pleasurable. Even if confusing at times… My memory and identification skills are not the best when it comes to plants. Is that a seedling I planted last year or an unwanted weed (aka plant in the wrong place)? Where did I sow those foxglove seeds? What did I actually sow this time last year? What on earth is that unusual plant called?

My garden has become a school classroom for me, the plants are the teachers (sometimes very strict with their lessons. Even dying on me if there is not enough water or too much) and I am the pupil.

There is, as always, much to be done but here are some pictures of what there is at the moment.


Buddha guards two pots of geraniums and lobelias 

Potatoes in a tub and a mini vegetable patch, so far planted with lettuce and parsley. It is hoped the patch will be extended later  this year 

Forget-me-not, fuchsia, erysimum, primrose, berberis… 

Work is overdue on the Herb and Container Gardens. Also pictured, the Insect Hotel, open for business

As you can see, there is plenty to do. Time to get my spade and start digging… 🥀🥀🥀


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3 thoughts on “Down the Garden Path

  1. My herb garden is doing pretty well right now! I still need to procure my mint, but other than that, it’s going strong. My herbs live inside because I keep them year round and we can go from -50°C in the winter to 40°C in the summer!

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    1. Wow, that’s a big variation in temperature! Whereabouts do you live? I live in Britain, quite moderate temperatures but a lot of rain. I did have a herbal garden last year but need to replant it. 🙂


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