Thursday, 10 December 2009

A Walk Around The Garden.

Today I had to take a walk around the garden with my boss which is always a bit of a worry but thankfully everything was okay for him and we mainly discussed plans for the furture.

The rest of the day has been spent tidying up in the Japanese garden. There were leaves in various places including the drained pond. I gave it a good sweep out so that should keep it going for the rest of the winter. It was interesting to see how much rubbish colleced in there which is something you didn't see when it had water in it as everything just sank to the bottom. Judging by what came out I think it would be worth netting it during the autumn if it ever get repaired and refilled with water again.

I realised todaqy that I only have another six days of work before Christmas, it's sure coming round fast. Before you know it spring will be here and we will all be huffing and puffin' about it being too hot!

You’re welcome for to the info Pam.

Thanks for sharing the hardiness zone with us Peter, I’m sure some people will find it useful.

The Weaver of Grass
That is exactly what I do with dahlias Bob - leave them in the ground to take their chance - it is the survival of the fittest I am afraid - and some of them come up year after year. I never lift lilies either - some I threw out years ago the farmer rescued and put in the veggi garden and each year they give a magnificent show.

ChrisJ, I think when your grandfather was at the big house before world war one was a good time to be at a big house, except I don’t suppose the working conditions were as good as now but I think the big house would be running as it was intended and not as now in terminal decline. I do know of Thornbridge Hall and my home is/was just three mails south of Bakewell. I should imagine that California is a big improvement on Bakewell at this time of year. The picture on my banner is of Lanhydrock Hall in Cornwall, I took the picture during a visit three years ago. It had the best kept garden I ever saw and is a real inspiration.


ChrisJ said...

Southern California is a big improvement weather-wise in the fall and winter, but I miss the greenness of the grass and trees and the abundance of wild birds and flowers,and the atmosphere the weather creates. I fantasize about returning to Yorkshire, but I know that I'm much too acclimatized to both the weather and the convenience of Southern California -- and that makes me a little bitsad but not unhappy, because I have experienced both.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Interesting about the pond Bob. I remember as a child (we lived very close to the river Witham in Lincolnshire and once for some reason it became almost empty - the bottom had amazing rubbish - old prams, bikes, bedsteads. Yours looks to be mainly leaves and garden debris but it certainly looks better for the clean - hope you get it watertight and going again - it looks in a lovely situation.

Bob said...

I think perhaps there is no place like home also I doubt if there is any place that has everything that we wish for. I would like to live somewhere warmer, mainly to make more use of my time but I know where ever I moved it wouldnt't be home.

The Weaver of Grass
The pond is empty because of the children. The trouble is that when it was first drained, for some reason the dogs ripped holes in the liner so we had to take it up and now its not just a matetr of refilling it once the children are old enough, its going to cost a lot to get it back in order. It was very nice when it was filled with water and the little waterfall was working.