Coronavirus Diary 70 – The front cottage garden in Autumn

Do you remember all the way back in April I wrote Coronavirus Diary 28  Dancing in the rain ? where I brought home this little fellow?

Well a long hot summer and a bit of care from myself has meant my tiny little spider plant has grown out of all proportions.

Hanging spider plant

Hanging spider plant

Fortunately the old front porch had a large hook protruding from near the roof.  Maybe for coats but it was just perfect to hang the spider plant from, breaking up the expanse of windows and adding to the cottage feel.

In fact most of the plants I made homes for in the early Spring have done well.  I ornamental grasses have come into their own as Autumn approaches.

Sadly the original Japanese willow tree died during the extreme heat and drought and when I had a few weeks of heavy media work, it sadly died.  I did replant it and severely prune it in the back garden though and it has come back to life.

Autumnal front garden

Autumnal front garden

The little olive tree on the left has started to grow but nothing like the one in the back garden which even has some small olives on it.

I’ve re-attached the climbing rose to the house after it was necessary to prune it to paint the wall.  Hopefully it will grow back and if I can I will grow it out towards the front fence and weave it amongst the posts though that might take a few years to achieve.

The only thing I really want to do in the front this year is to oil the bench.  It doesn’t need it as the wood is already protected against the weather, this would just be for appearances and further peace of mind.






About Stephen Liddell

I am a writer and traveller with a penchant for history and getting off the beaten track. With several books to my name including several #1 sellers. I also write environmental, travel and history articles for magazines as well as freelance work. I run my private tours company with one tour stated by the leading travel website as being with the #1 authentic London Experience. Recently I've appeared on BBC Radio and Bloomberg TV and am waiting on the filming of a ghost story on British TV. I run my own private UK tours company (Ye Olde England Tours) with small, private and totally customisable guided tours run by myself!
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