The Secret Diary of a Garden

As promised earlier, I’ve kept a photo diary of a month in the life of the walled garden.  Too bad that my recently-repaired camera turned out not to have been repaired satisfactorily, and I’ve had to rely on my not-very-smart-smartphone.

So here we are, Sue: the walled garden, as it puts itself to bed for winter.  The Changing Seasons.

1st November. Here we are. Come in and explore.


5th November. You want me to go out in THIS?
12th November.
16th November.
23rd November. Oops. I forgot.  Until dead of night.
30th November. And just in time for the end of the month, a good hard frost. Winter’s on its way.

An entry for both Six Word Saturday, and The Changing Seasons.

Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

59 thoughts on “The Secret Diary of a Garden”

      1. 🙂
        Hero Husband went into town after work and was totally shocked at the number of people…. He had never heard of BF….. when we skyped, I told him that some days it is good to live under a stone!

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  1. What a joy. There is colour and beauty to be found in the most damp and dismal of months. Lovely to enjoy this on what here is a particularly dreary end to the month 🙂

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  2. What a lovely idea – it documents the changes of the season beautifully as well as documenting the actual garden. Some of the images are so painterly. You and your cellphone worked well together. I am so sorry that your camera repair is not satisfactory. Can something be done about that?

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    1. They’ve done it now. It was their fault really. Well, my fault that I got sand in the camera. Theirs that they didn’t clean it up properly as they repaired it. Fingers crossed ….

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  3. This is a very very cool idea! I laughed out loud at the ‘dead of night’ shot. I might have to try this again next summer. Right now it’s mostly rain and/or snow and dead stuff to show in our garden.

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  4. You have just confirmed what I always believe…no matter what the weather or whatever the time of year, there is always something to see and enjoy in nature if only we open our eyes, stop and really look. Your frost is due to hit us this next week, but if it means sunny days rather than endless rain and damp, I’ll take the cold any day!

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    1. It’s a shame I had to fall back on my phone, I couldn’t get that close and personal with any plants really. I’ll do it again soon, I think, but in December and January we’re away for chunks.

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  5. Your photos are an excellent study in the need for, as the garden designers always tell us, structure. With such a soggy November, the structural ferns, dried out hydrangea heads and the hard landscaping give some framework amongst the sogginess. It is, of course, so entirely brought into a pleasing sharp focus by that hard frost and how we’ve needed a decent frost? It is nice to see the autumn flower colours stood up pretty well to all the November wet. It’s a shame about your camera repair which obviously didn’t last. Hope it gets fixed properly and is returned to you soon.


    1. My camera’s back. They hadn’t cleaned it properly ….Yes. a bit of frost has been a treat all round, and due to last all week, I think. And that garden? Yes, it’s a good ‘un.

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