A New Horizon: Weekly Photo Challenge

This week’s challenge was all about personal horizons,  New Year’s resolutions, goals and plans.  Here’s mine, or rather ours:  🙂

We were immediately attracted to the front garden of our new home, with its rolling lawns, hedges, fruit trees, flowerbeds and fishpond.

dscf7060 dscf7059We soon realised, though, that there’d be little time to explore the wonderful world of fishponds this year though, having slightly overlooked the state of the back garden

This bank slopes steeply down to the back of the house, and gardening on a gradient is not for the faint-hearted (nor the dodgy-kneed).  Cotoneaster has gone berserk amongst Hypericon, Crocosmia, Tree Heather, Ivy and straggling Seneccio, whilst brambles and exposed tree roots lurk beneath years of pine needles to ensnare the unwary. We’ve made a start, closely supervised by a family of robins who dive into the fray at regular intervals.

dscf7532Once we get round to cutting some of the boundary edges, we reckon we can add at least a metre all the way round the plot.

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And then there’s the vegetable garden…

Yes, our horizons for the forthcoming year are quite clearly in sight.  We just hope the fish can struggle on for a few months until we get round to draining and cleaning out their home as well as fixing the water pump.

To see other horizons, click on Weekly Photo Challenge.



About Sandra

I used to cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and wrote fiction and poetry. Now I live on the beautiful Dorset coast, enjoying the luxury of being able to have a cat, cultivating an extensive garden and getting involved in the community. I still write fiction, but only when the spirit moves me - which isn't as often as before. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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9 Responses to A New Horizon: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. And when you’re finally done, you’ll have a gorgeous (and partly edible) horizon both in front and back. Best of British luck to you!



  2. Sue says:

    Good luck with the gardening!


  3. viveka says:

    Beautiful … but plenty work involved. Good luck!


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  5. Rupali says:

    Wow, it’s a lovely garden even now.


  6. bythebriny says:

    A worthy and rewarding project — it’s looking great so far!


  7. dunelight says:

    Oh, that lovely little Robin. 🙂


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