A feeling of space

After a somewhat disrupted night’s sleep due to four young ladies having a ‘sleep-over’, I decided the best way to keep awake until this bedtime was to crack on with the fence-painting.

There is now one panel left on the new fence to do but that involves navigating lots of foliage. So, I’ll leave that for another day. However, it is several years since my neighbour decided to paint my fence at the back of the garden green and therefore it’s surely not going to offend if I paint over it.

So, one coat almost done and when I stood back I had the immediate sense that the garden was bigger. I had already been surprised that there was quite a lot of space behind the oldest apple tree from when I got stuck into removing the ground elder and crocosmia. Now, though, I’m overjoyed at being able to sense it when I look out the diningroom windows.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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10 Responses to A feeling of space

  1. Congratulations on getting rid of ground elder. I spent years fighting it off in Newark

  2. gaiainaction says:

    Hi Helen, in what colour did you paint the fence? I’m interested in which colour would make the garden look bigger, a great idea by the way.

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