One Year Old Wall, Courgette Flower and Young Bird

01 Jul

1    A year ago we had just had a new wall built and I had just finished planting it up. Most of the plants are thriving and we are delighted with it.

New wall one year on,  1st July 2013

New wall one year on, 1st July 2013

New wall 1st July 2012

New wall 1st July 2012

2   The Courgette plants have a flower. I can’t understand why some people batter and deep-fry the flowers with out waiting for the courgettes to form but maybe if there were a glut…….

First Courgette flower

First Courgette flower

3   After mowing the lawn the lovely Mr S put my sculpture back at a different angle and he now looks like a young bird rather than a Fledgling. I’ll have him back as a Fledgling next Spring!

No longer a Fledgling

No longer a Fledgling

You can see The Fledgling here.


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18 responses to “One Year Old Wall, Courgette Flower and Young Bird

  1. dhphotosite

    July 2, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Wonderful…your wall has filled in quite nicely!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 2, 2013 at 7:47 pm

      We are pleased with how it’s looking. Only one plant has failed to thrive. 🙂

  2. Marilyn Griffin

    July 2, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I know the feeling of seeing your plants taking off…and your idea coming to life…very pretty…I too like before and after pictures…gives a true feeling of how things are moving along…very nice!

  3. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    July 2, 2013 at 4:03 am

    I really love your wall and garden. It would be interesting to see it in about one more year, it should really come into its own right about then. It is gorgeous now, but time will only make it better.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 2, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      I will show you again in a year and I also plan on showing you in the winter as we have evergreen clematis which should flower this winter. We live in hope!
      Thank for calling in and commenting. 🙂

  4. jells @ I'll Sleep When They're Grown

    July 1, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Lovely! I’m so glad you showed the growth of one year. It’s so hard for people to picture what happens in that time, especially from such small plants initially.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      Pleasing growth isn’t it – on all but the Spring flowering clematis. Thank you for taking the time to comment. 🙂

  5. Colline

    July 1, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Your wall is going to look stunning when covered in foliage.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 2, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      I hope so, especially as many of the plants are evergreen and some, hopefully, winter flowerers! 🙂

  6. Hudson Howl

    July 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    You have yourselves, a ‘Great Wall’. A true micro climate, as the plants are obviously thrilled and thriving.

    Your so much farther along then here. Only thing I have harvested to date are WEEDS!!! Peas in couple weeks, maybe. Baby tatters, maybe three weeks.

    The fledgling or young bird I rather like and it seems so you.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 5, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      Thank you. I do love my little bird! Although our beans are doing well, they are the autumn sown ones. The ones planted in the Spring are way behind. Our peas failed but the French beans are at last climbing the poles. Let’s hope they flower and make beans before it gets to Autumn again… 🙂

  7. theamateurcamera

    July 1, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Before and after pictures are great… I took photos of our home after we had first moved in and everything was settled. Every now and again I look back on those and then have a major clutter clear out!!! 🙂

  8. myfoodandflowers

    July 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Love the natural rock made retaining wall for planting area!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 1, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      The builder was a skilled craftsman – it was a pleasure to watch him work. 🙂

      • myfoodandflowers

        July 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm

        Nice! Good for you! I have built some stone retaining walls for my clients so I know it is good work. 🙂

        • Jim

          July 1, 2013 at 10:42 pm

          I like the looks of it, too. Our house front has a wall of stone about 12′ wide from ground to eave. Our builder wanted to do it himself rather than contract someone. I’m glad he did. It looks so much nicer than many of the pre-fab fake walls.
          Your wall is great.

          • myfoodandflowers

            July 1, 2013 at 10:48 pm

            I agree! Natural is the best, no matter the artificial stone is close to real things– which we all know it is still big difference to the real natural stone…


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