So November is over and we should be moving into the ‘magic’ of December. We’ve had some frost and some sleety snow but that winter magic hasn’t really appeared yet. My cat is particularly unhappy. So to cheer us all up, here are some photos from the summer with him enjoying the long grass amongst the flowers.
This is a ‘fairy mound’. We made these when we dug a pond a few years ago. Advice on making ponds never tells you anything useful about what to do with the stuff you dig out. So my assistant gardeners suggested making random mounds of earth around the garden. We were inspired by the landforms by Charles Jencks at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art –
but couldn’t really compete in our little garden. To begin with they looked like giant tortoises but over time the grass grew
Now they provide the perfect place for an old cat to lie in the sun and watch the bees. As we huddle together round the radiator, we can all dream of summer.