Round the garden in 80 days #33

It’s been a while since I posted, principally because I’ve been very busy – and worn out. I did however managed to do some garden-related activities.

One was to give away a number of bay tree branches to a woman through Freegle. I wish now I had a photo of the tree before I started to trim it. No matter, it has in any case been further trimmed at the bottom, which means I can once more see the ground underneath and the new raised bed has even more contents now.

I also noticed that the unidentified volunteer tree in the front garden is looking very autumnal. In fact, it is just about the only red-leaved tree that I have – the rest of my flock turn yellow and generally only briefly before they fall. Anyway, it’s a shame the volunteer is so close to the house, as it means it will have to go.

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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6 Responses to Round the garden in 80 days #33

  1. A shame about the tree.

  2. Going Batty in Wales says:

    It looks very pretty so maybe you can enjoy it until the leaves fall and then move it.

  3. Clare Pooley says:

    Your volunteer looks like a cherry of some sort – very pretty, too! Sorry you have been working so hard and have become exhausted. 🙂

    • Helen says:

      Thank you, Clare.

      I think the volunteer could well be a cherry as the neighbours have one. I’ve not seen any blossom on it but that could be because it is so young.

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