Normally I can cope with day to day life here in the Nesbitt household but when Anxiety lets itself in I find the simplest of tasks unachievable, leaving me feeling inadequate. Over the past weeks this has been the case.
The change in the weather means I have been able to do more in the garden, a great place to be.
We have a very large garden which to be honest leaves me feeling rather helpless as there is always a job which needs to be done. Jon's passion are the lawns and we do want to turf a few more areas so the task of mowing is easier.
This is our back garden - the shrubbery recently weeded and awaiting turf.
We have an ASSORTMENT of trees - scattered around the various areas which are as follows:-
Front Ornamental Cherry Tree Hawthorne hedge Holly Tree
Shrub area Ornamental Grass Lady's Mantle * Aquilegia *
Hedge/Shielding at side of house
Small boxptype shrub, very overgrown Elder tree x 2 Horsechestnut Tree Sycamore Tree Lilac
In back garden
3 pine Trees Various conifers...dwarf??? 2 established older apple trees 1 younger apple tree (Discovery) Laburnum Tree
Hawthorne May Blossom? About 20 damson/plum trees
#Euphorbias Escallonia.Crimson Spire? * Hydrangea - * Yellow Rose - not sure of name * Lady's Mantle * Flowering Currant Periwinkle Sedums
Tomatoes Strawberries Geranium Varigated Ivy Lavender Rosemary Chives *Primulus - many of * Violas * Pansies * Basil * Peppers * Rhubarb * Mint Thyme *
Dry Stone Wall at side of Drive
One of my favourite plants is Lady's Mantle [Alchemilla mollis]
........ A frothy haze of tiny, chartreuse yellow flowers appearing from June to September above softly hairy, rounded, pale green leaves, which catch water droplets like pearls. No garden should be without this charming perennial! Ideal for groundcover or edging paths, it tolerates a range of adverse conditions including heavy clay and, once established, is drought tolerant. Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist, humus-rich soil Rate of Growth: fast-growing Flowering period: June to September Flowers: greenish-yellow Other features: excellent cut flowers Hardiness: fully hardy Garden care: Cut back the faded flower heads and foliage in August and the plant will often produce a second flush of flowers. Alchemilla has a tendency to self-seed freely, so to minimise the spread of the plant remove the seedheads carefully after flowering.
The garden is a great source of inspiration and I aim to have a sense of achievement as I make my way round the various jobs and tasks which need to be done......one step at a time.
ABC Wednesday a new round.