Front Garden 2005 (detail)

Old photographs are so much more interesting than contemporary ones. I forget things. For example, the agaves. I loved these plants and had others in the back garden. The grandchildren came along and I couldn't risk them impaling themselves on the barbs. So I gave them all away to a contractor working on the outside cladding.

Old photograph and reminder

Our front garden: August 2005.

I cut the grass today and felt the blast of winter. Who knows, maybe the last cut of the year. Some of the plants had to come out. The bulbs have to be given a chance. However I note that many of the shrubs have grown too large and drastic surgery is called for. The above photograph, "discovered" when I commenced uploading all my many, many snaps to Google Photos, spurs me on. It also reminded me that it's time to recommence the blog and record my winter garden as the year progresses.

And remembering .....

Galanthus 'Mighty Atom'