Update 11/05/20 with our back garden

This is a very short post today as I couldn’t think of anything to write! My brain is trying to avoid thinking too much about the horrible looming crisis and how poorly our government is behaving. I have absolutely no confidence in our leaders. So, I am blotting it all out by reading and binge watching TV shows – the current one is the brilliant “This is us”.

Last week I said that I would post a photo of our garden. This one isn’t the best, but it gives an idea of what it is like. We live in a three-bedroomed semi-detached house, built in the 1930s. In those days, houses often had quite big gardens. Ours is long and narrow, about 100 feet long and broadening out for the last third. There are mature trees on the right-hand side and at the end. The neighbours on the left cut down all the trees on their border with us some years ago. I really love our garden and, during the almost twenty years that we have lived here, have worked hard to develop it. I don’t like anything too manicured, which is just as well! Sadly, I have been unable to do anything in the garden for a few years because of my multiple conditions. We do have a great guy who cuts the lawn and does some weeding, but the garden is really showing my enforced neglect.

In the near distance, you can see a filled in pond (for safety), then we have two inter-locking flower beds with patio furniture on decking. The path goes under an old swing then we have a large open grassed area where Younger Son used to practise his bowling (cricket), many years ago. I find it hard to go out into the garden because I feel so guilty looking at the weeds and mess that I cannot tackle. In fact, I haven’t been able to force myself in it yet this year, despite the lovely weather we have had.

Anyway, these quick snaps give you the idea…

Garden 10/05/20

Garden 11/05/20

I will try to take some better photos soon. Oh, this post has ended up at a normal length after all!

Love and best wishes,



About The Librain

Retired School Librarian
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2 Responses to Update 11/05/20 with our back garden

  1. Catherine says:

    Hi Anne,
    Your garden looks lovely! So green and lush…and the trees are so healthy looking. I would just love to walk around and get some of their fresh scent in my lungs.

    Thanks for the TV show recommendation. I see it’s available on Netflix and will check it out.


    • The Librain says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment about the garden. I walked down it yesterday and it is so overgrown! But very lush in places. We are very fortunate to have the space and it was lovely when the boys were small. Best wishes, Anne x


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