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It’s been such a useful thing to do, focusing on the terraces throughout the course of this year.

They’ve been ripped apart twice and it wasn’t until September that I declared myself happy.. ish. Most of the original planting has now either been moved, not always at the prescribed time of year, or condemned to the compost heap. I’m left with a structure which I hope should settle in and mature nicely over the season to come. Time will tell, but I’m excited at the prospect of seeing it return in a better shape next year. Or at the very least, different. There are still gaps to fill but, hey, isn’t that what Spring Plant Fairs were invented for?

Looking at the pictures it’s clear that what I need to do next is extend the season at both ends. I’ve planted spring bulbs (into wire cages to protect them from mice) which I hope will help. And some of the late summer additions: dahlias, verbena, rudbeckia and persicaria for example, although too small to make much of an impact this year, should do so next.

And then at the end of each month I’ve dragged Mike out, kicking and screaming, to EXACTLY the same spot next to the greenhouse to replicate the ‘usual’ terraces shot. You can see from the sequence that we’ve not always been successful. And after 12 attempts I still don’t understand why. The house and the terrace walls really shouldn’t move in relation to each other from one month to the next. And yet somehow they do. Is it temperature, or humidity, that affects the camera lens? Whatever it is, we’ve come to the conclusion that it is impossible to recreate the same photograph twice.

 
 

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Undeterred, I plan to move on to a new area of the garden for next year’s End of Month Review.

Taking part in the meme this year has provided that all important incentive. 12 times a year things have to be looking at least reasonable, right? Weeding occurs on a regular basis (ooh la la). Extra thought is given to design and the proper placement of incoming plants. If something isn’t working it’s not only my eye it is likely to offend (yes, I am thinking about that red azalea..) and out it goes. Or at the very least, heaven forbid, it is moved. It’s on this basis that I’ve persuaded the photographer-in-chief to run with it again. His condition is that there are fewer fixed points of reference this time. So no walls then.

 
 

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We’ll return to the terraces periodically to see how all the moving and shaking turned out.

But if you thought that was a challenge just wait till you see what’s coming up next..

 
 

With many thanks to Helen at The Patient Gardener’s Weblog for hosting the End of Month review. Click through (here) to find out how other gardeners are summing up their year.

 
 
 

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100 Comments

  1. Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams December 31, 2014 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    I lived in a house where the garden gate could be locked in the summer but not in the winter, it turned out that the house was built on a raft!! We soon moved 🙂 I have loved looking at your garden and reading the trials and tribulations of this ever consuming hobby and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Long may you continue! Happy New Year!! xx

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 4:51 pm - Reply

      Oh crikey! In the days before planning permission and building regs it was anything goes. It makes you wonder what you might find if you dig too deep. Thanks Chel.

  2. Cathy December 31, 2014 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Ooh, that’s a teaser – I wonder what challenge you have set yourself… Now tell me, do you ever think of Powys Castle when you look at your terraces…there is at least some resemblance, don’t you think?

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 4:54 pm - Reply

      I’ve never been but seen pictures of it. The gardeners there might do themselves even more damage by falling off!

  3. Julieanne December 31, 2014 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    The timelapse is a great way to view how the terrace has changed over the year. After reading about it each month I’d say that it’s come together well and you should be pleased with yourself. I really love your terrace, so do keep us updated occasionally (as time allows). Looking forward to seeing what 2015 has in store for your garden. Best wishes for a great gardening year in 2015.

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 5:05 pm - Reply

      I’m looking forward to seeing how the terraces will turn out next year, especially if I can complete the planting. They are the major feature of the garden, certainly at the moment, so they can’t be ignored. Thanks Julieanne.

  4. Em December 31, 2014 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Fantastic! I love the April-May transformation. Happy new year! Xx

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 5:08 pm - Reply

      It’s amazing what a difference a month makes isn’t it. You too.. hope we can catch up this year as well!

  5. Natalie December 31, 2014 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Wow, the time-lapse photos were just gorgeous! I thought it worked really well!

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 5:09 pm - Reply

      I never realised quite how dramatic the differences are from month to month, until all the photos got put together. Especially in Spring.

  6. Helen Johnstone December 31, 2014 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    I struggle to get the same view as well, it is very weird. I am looking forward to see what you feature next year but I will miss the terraces

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 5:12 pm - Reply

      Hopefully it will be just maintenance on the terraces next year, so it’s time to move on to something a bit more exciting. I will revisit them though, once they’ve started to fill out again.

  7. Amy at love made my home December 31, 2014 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    I hope that your New Year will be wonderful! Best wishes for all good things in 2015 to you and yours! It has been wonderful following along the progress of the terraces this year and to see the final result of the photos. I love that you could end on a frosty note for December! Looking forward to what 2015 brings in the garden – and yes, to fewer animal invasions! xx

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      Believe it or not there’s been a sheep in the garden again today. We chased it all over, in the pouring rain, until finally cornering it in a pincer movement. It had no choice but to leap back over the fence. I got soaked through and haven’t warmed up again yet.

  8. Brian Skeys December 31, 2014 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    I look forward to seeing what is coming next!

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 5:20 pm - Reply

      Think part gardener, part mountaineer.

  9. Sol December 31, 2014 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Happy New Year Jessica and Family!

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 5:28 pm - Reply

      You too Sol. Happy renovating.

  10. Antoinette December 31, 2014 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Lovely time lapse shots and I’m really looking forward to hearing about what you’ve got planned for next year 😉
    Currently our ‘parc’ is looking distinctly shaggy as with all the mild weather we’ve had the grass had continued to grow [until recently – now very chilly] and we couldn’t do a thing about it as was too wet and boggy to take the ride-on mower out 🙁

    Happy New Year to you and all good things for 2015

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 5:31 pm - Reply

      It’s very boggy here too, I can only work where I can stand on a path or the top of a wall. Anywhere else and I just sink!

  11. Janet/Plantaliscious December 31, 2014 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    I’ve loved following your progress with the terrace beds, such a complex challenge, and it really has come together beautifully. That red azalea really assaulted the eyeballs in April, but I love how you have ruthlessly moved things around, chucked them out, and then added so many lovely things. Can’t wait for next year’s adventures – will Mike need a rope and crampons, by any chance?! Happy 2015, hope it is a stonker for you. And that your bulbs thrive.

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 5:36 pm - Reply

      Mike won’t, but the gardener might 😉
      It’s an area I ignored last year, hence it rarely appeared. I need the incentive offered by the meme to really get in (up) there and tackle it. Thanks Janet.

  12. islandthreads December 31, 2014 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Jessica the slide show looked great to me you sound such a perfectionist, of course it would also be better if you didn’t keep trying to bring the imperfection you see to everyone else’s eyes, your terraces look lovely, Frances

    • islandthreads December 31, 2014 at 3:45 pm - Reply

      wishing you and Mike a happy new year and good luck with all projects for 2015, Frances x

      • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 5:43 pm - Reply

        Thanks Frances. I really hope you have some better weather this year, so that you too can make some progress. I didn’t realise how daunting a big, semi-wild garden could be until I owned one.

        • islandthreads January 2, 2015 at 7:52 am - Reply

          ditto Jessica neither did I, and the books, magazines and programmes make it seem easier than the reality! Frances

          • Jessica January 2, 2015 at 10:03 pm

            Yes, they do tend to gloss over the hard graft. I felt a bit like that putting the slideshow together.. snapshots of a garden that don’t portray the days of work that happened in between. Like waving a magic wand.

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 5:40 pm - Reply

      Guilty as charged. I had in mind a sequence where the fixed structure stayed fixed and only the planting moved month by month. We didn’t quite achieve that but I do think it still looks OK. More importantly I’ve done as much as I could have with the terraces and am now looking forward to seeing what emerges next year. Hopefully from now on they’ll need a lot less work.

  13. Dorothy @ The Nature of Things December 31, 2014 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous terraces and wonderful garden. I am so envious! You are an inspiration to me and I look forward to seeing what you do in 2015.

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 5:46 pm - Reply

      It gets harder this year. At least the terraces are flat! Thanks Dorothy.

  14. Jo December 31, 2014 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    It’s been interesting watching how you’ve transformed the terrace through the course of the year, I’m looking forward to seeing what your next project will be. All the very best to you and yours for 2015.

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 6:14 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jo. There are already signs of life returning to the terraces. Or at least there were before the frost.. I’m looking forward to seeing how it comes together after all the shunting of stuff around.

  15. Sue Garrett December 31, 2014 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Wel I thought the tome lapse was brilliant. We are always our worse critics.

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 6:16 pm - Reply

      Thanks Sue. Yes, we are. But if we weren’t would we ever have the impetus to improve?

  16. CJ December 31, 2014 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    LOVE your clever photo thing, it’s so nice to see how everything changes and evolves and fills out over the year. I’m all agog to see what’s coming next. I seem to remember seeing a swatch or two about the place… Wishing you both a very happy 2015. CJ xx

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 6:26 pm - Reply

      The renovation is becoming so complicated and going so slowly it may yet qualify for a timelapse too. Thanks CJ.

  17. Mark and Gaz December 31, 2014 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Seeing the terrace through the year was interesting, looking forward to what you will feature next year. Happy New Year!

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 6:28 pm - Reply

      Something that needs a head for heights..
      Thanks guys.

  18. Alison December 31, 2014 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    I got a lot out of participating in this meme this year too. Unfortunately, the area I’ve been concentrating on looks rather crappy right now, in the midst of winter. I’m planning to take part again next year, but I think I’ll be looking at more than one area that needs an overhaul. I enjoyed watching your terraces change over the course of the year.

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 6:32 pm - Reply

      Thanks Alison. I got very depressed about November when the terraces started to die back. After all the work it’s demoralising, even though it happens every year. It’s worse now after the frost. I just want to skip over this bit and get back to Spring.

  19. Pauline December 31, 2014 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    I’ve really enjoyed seeing your terraces through the year, and hope that you have fewer visitors to eat your bulbs next year! I’m intrigued as to what your next project is, down by the river maybe? All the best for 2015 to you and your family, I will look forward to your coming posts.

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      Thanks Pauline. So far so good with the bulbs, but I’m wondering what will happen when they start to nudge up above ground and out through the wire mesh. 🙁
      The plan is to develop the area around the house first and then work outwards, so the river is a little way off yet. This year we’ll go in the other direction… up!

  20. angiesgardendiaries December 31, 2014 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    I enjoyed the slideshow and had not noticed the slight differences you are referring too.
    I must say I have thoroughly enjoyed your EOMV post Jessica, it’s not often other folks pictures stick in my mind quite so much but your terraces do and I have to say, if I could build myself a garden, terraces like yours would be a must. I await what you have planned for 2015 EOMV posts.
    All the very best to you and Mike for 2015 when it arrives – see you next year!

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 6:47 pm - Reply

      It’s arrived and it doesn’t feel much different.. I’ve already had to chase a sheep out of the garden!
      I wish more of the garden was terraced, at least those areas are flat. It starts to get rather more difficult now. Thanks Angie.

  21. wherefivevalleysmeet December 31, 2014 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    It is strange the way we seem to wait for ages for the first flowers and then suddenly there is an explosion which amply shown by your time-lapse views.
    Wishing you and Mike a Very Happy New Year and good gardening in 2015.

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 6:50 pm - Reply

      Yes, the April/May/June shots show a huge difference don’t they. I remember feeling particularly miffed earlier in Spring because I’d spent days moving perennials around and the pictures looked virtually identical!

  22. Jeneane Hobby December 31, 2014 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    I thought Mike captured the scene truly enough each month – lovely to see the changes over the year… You and your garden (and your house) are a reminder to me of the direction I want to take with my own property. Happy New Year to you both – I’ve already got it 🙂

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 6:58 pm - Reply

      I look forward to seeing what you do with it Jeneane, the property that is.. but the year as well! I wish it was summer here now, at least I’d be able to get outside and escape all the dust.

  23. Linda December 31, 2014 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Happy New Year Jessica…..

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      You too Linda. I hope you feel better soon, it’s miserable at any time but especially so when everyone else is partying!

  24. Amy December 31, 2014 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Another wonderful slideshow! The way the terraces have developed is very inspiring and will hopefully encourage me to dare moving plants as necessary in the coming year. I would have liked to terrace the very small slope in my garden but knew that at that point it would be a terrace OR a garden – I had better start putting plants in while I had the energy! So I simply sit back and admire yours… I look forward to next year’s view 🙂 Happy New Year!

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 7:07 pm - Reply

      Thanks Amy. I thought I was taking a risk moving things in the middle of the summer, but in the end it looked like all of them survived. Given your climate it might be better to do any relocations either side of the hottest months, to give the plants more of a chance to establish.

  25. Helene January 1, 2015 at 12:49 am - Reply

    I think you two should be very happy with the time lapse, it looked great. I have tried to take photos on the exact same spot myself, and to be honest, unless you leave your camera on a tripod and take pictures with a wireless shutter control, you really won’t get EXACTLY the same spot every time. And you are not likely to leave your camera on a tripod outside for a whole year 🙂

    Your terraces are looking very nice, I have enjoyed seeing the transformation and I look forward to seeing what next you have in store.
    All the best for 2015, happy New Year!

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 7:22 pm - Reply

      You’re right about the photos, it is impossible. Never mind. At least I shall know for next year. I’m quite pleased with how the terraces turned out, given the planting has a way to go to reach maturity. This year’s project may be a different story..

  26. Kris P January 1, 2015 at 1:12 am - Reply

    The time lapse slides are great for showing the changes in the terraces. I was surprised to see how significant they were month-to-month. As to your December shot – brrr! You would no doubt be appalled to hear how people here are complaining about our current cold snap, which has plunged the daytime temperatures all the way down into the low 50sF (10C). The news is all abuzz about the potential for freezing temperatures during our New Year’s Day Rose Parade.

    I look forward to seeing what part of your garden you’ve chosen to feature in 2015, as well as the end-product of your current home renovation. Given the time differences between your part of the world and mine, the calendar’s page has already turned for you so let me wish you a very happy new year!

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      Thanks Kris, and you too!
      I don’t do cold. I hate winter. I also hate to wish my life away but I can’t wait until the temperatures warm up again. If I ever win the lottery I will buy a property in the southern hemisphere and move between the two according to the seasons. But failing that, the Californian climate isn’t too far short of perfect!

  27. elaine January 1, 2015 at 1:13 am - Reply

    Happy New Year Jessica.

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm - Reply

      You too Elaine.

  28. nataliescarberry January 1, 2015 at 2:04 am - Reply

    Happy New Year! Jessica 🙂 <3

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm - Reply

      You too Natalie.

  29. Josephine January 1, 2015 at 3:32 am - Reply

    Happy New Year, I’ve so enjoyed reading your posts throughout the year.
    The terraces are a credit to your hard work and creativeness !
    ~Jo

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 7:40 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jo. Time will tell, it may yet all fall flat over winter but hopefully not. It needs to fill out a bit now, softening the stone walls.

  30. casa mariposa January 1, 2015 at 3:38 am - Reply

    I always forget about meme’s so congrats to you for simply remembering and taking those photos every month. 🙂 I love the time lapse since it gives such a great feel for how the terrace changes through the seasons. I really love that astrantia.

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 7:42 pm - Reply

      Astrantia ‘Roma’, one of my favourites too. I love the colour and it keeps going all season, if cut down for a second flush.

  31. Sarah January 1, 2015 at 6:33 am - Reply

    It’s a wonderful way of seeing progress and a real reward for all your hard work. You must be really thrilled with what you’ve done. Looking forward to hearing about your next challenge. I might pop over to the patient gardeners blog and see if I might join in this year. Very inspiring blog Jessica!

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 7:51 pm - Reply

      The key thing was getting rid of those pale pink astilbes that didn’t do anything for me at all. They’ve gone up on the bank, planted next to grasses, where they looked fantastic.
      You should definitely join in, although you’ll depress us all in winter with your colourful summer planting!!

  32. SeagullSuzie January 1, 2015 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Happy New Year. I wonder what you’ll be doing next…very interesting! You should see the state of the new back garden…trampled on and piled up with gutter pieces, wood and stones, and pots…so many pots…are they multiplying I ask myself. It’s a challenge for sure.

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 7:55 pm - Reply

      Cracking job! I’m sure you’ll rise to the challenge. And it’ll be so satisfying when it looks like a proper garden again. I look forward to seeing how it all goes. Hope you had a good Christmas and you’re getting settled in. Happy New Year to you too.

  33. Lux Ganzon January 1, 2015 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    I feel like I’m in paradise just looking at these breathtaking photos. Wow. Just wow.

    Happy 2015! Have an even more beautiful year!

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 8:05 pm - Reply

      Hi Lux and welcome to rusty duck.
      A very Happy 2015 to you too. Not much like paradise today, a bit too cold. But thank you!!

  34. Isabelle January 1, 2015 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    Your terraces look gorgeous, as always. All the very best wishes to you and yours, Jessica. Looking forward to all your posts this coming year xxx

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 8:06 pm - Reply

      Hi Isabelle! Thank you. I’m glad you’re back, I’ve missed your posts!

  35. threadspider January 1, 2015 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    A very happy New Year to you and Mike, Jessica. I hope the gardening is all good in 2015 and the mice and pheasants move out. Yes, I know it wont happen, but there’s nothing wrong with wishful thinking x

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 8:09 pm - Reply

      Talking of pheasants, have you still got Lofty? They are a mixed blessing. The mice are not a blessing at all.
      A very Happy New Year to you too.

  36. Crafty Gardener January 1, 2015 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    I love your terrace gardens, seeing all the trials and tribulations through the year has been amazing. Looking forward to reading and seeing your challenge for this year.

    • Jessica January 1, 2015 at 8:15 pm - Reply

      It’s what keeps gardening interesting for me, the unpredictability of it. Thanks Linda.

  37. Willow January 2, 2015 at 12:52 am - Reply

    Here’s to a blooming good New Year in 2015 Jessica 🙂

    • Jessica January 2, 2015 at 9:47 pm - Reply

      Wouldn’t that be good 🙂
      You too Willow.

  38. pbmgarden January 2, 2015 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Enjoyed seeing the monthly transitions of your terrace. It’s a lovely space. Happy gardening in the new year.

    • Jessica January 2, 2015 at 10:06 pm - Reply

      Thanks Susie. I’m looking forward to seeing it come back to life, it all looks rather miserable at the moment!

  39. snowbird January 2, 2015 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    How lovely to see the famous terraces throughout the year, you de some lovely plants in there! Now….whatever shall be next?xxx

    • Jessica January 2, 2015 at 10:18 pm - Reply

      We’ll be going up in the world snowbird 🙂

  40. hoehoegrow January 2, 2015 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    You have been so decisive Jessica ! You have a clear vision of what you want, and you will move mountains … well, plants …. to achieve it. As a mumbling bumbling fence-sitter I salute you! Happy New Year to you and Happy Gardening x

    • Jessica January 2, 2015 at 10:22 pm - Reply

      You could also call it impulsive. I tend not to think too much about it, if I don’t like something where it is it gets moved. The plants in my garden may yet evolve wheels.
      Happy New Year Jane.

  41. Annie Edwards January 3, 2015 at 11:14 am - Reply

    I love your terrace time lapse – how clever! (You even made December look great). I am looking forward to reading more about your gardening adventures this year – happy new year, Jessica x

    • Jessica January 3, 2015 at 10:45 pm - Reply

      You too Annie. I suppose the good thing about the December view, especially now that the frost has left it all limp, is that it can only get better!

  42. Sarah January 3, 2015 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    I have enjoyed seeing your terraces through the space of the year and have been amazed by the colour has carried through even in the bleakest months. Sarah x

    • Jessica January 3, 2015 at 10:51 pm - Reply

      It’s really weird this year, having roses still in bloom and the spring shrubs like camellias flowering early too. It doesn’t really seem like winter at all.

  43. Charlie@Seattle Trekker January 4, 2015 at 3:02 am - Reply

    This is such an amazing treat on a cold, gray, winter day like today…Greatly appreciated.

    • Jessica January 4, 2015 at 10:42 am - Reply

      It’s much like that here at the moment too. Roll on Spring. Thanks Charlie.

  44. Donna@GardensEyeView January 4, 2015 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    I really loved seeing this garden for a year in pictures…really quite lovely even in December’s frost. I really should try this one year as I seem to ramble about the whole garden. And the other photos of this garden up close are exquisite…Happy New Year!

    • Jessica January 5, 2015 at 10:23 am - Reply

      This garden needs such a lot of work that tackling it in bite sized pieces seems the only way forward. Having spent a year focused on the terraces it should now be maintenance there, leaving me free to tackle another area. Or at least that’s the theory!
      Happy New Year Donna.

  45. welshhillsagain January 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    The end of month view is such a great tool for gardening and garden planning isn’t it and your time lapse is one of the best uses of it that I have seen. I love your terraces! We have decided here that we will not cope with our slope by terracing but watching this is making me wonder about that all over again. I find it reasonably to OK to extend the season earlier but am only slowly learning about the later end. I think I must be naturally more interested in the spring! Happy gardening and living in 2015 to you both, gardener and non!

    • Jessica January 5, 2015 at 10:31 am - Reply

      This is the only bit that is terraced currently and it does make it easier to garden. But this year I’ll be moving on to genuine slope. I’m hoping that will create some interesting design possibilities too even if it is much harder going. Spring is my favourite season, without a doubt.

  46. Indie Redhousegarden January 4, 2015 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    What beautiful terraces! What a great idea for a time lapse to see how things are changing and what to add or change! They will be so pretty in spring with some spring bulbs.

    • Jessica January 5, 2015 at 10:42 am - Reply

      Hi Indie, thanks and welcome to rusty duck.
      I’m waiting with a mixture of excitement and trepidation to see if I can get bulbs this year. In the previous two years the mice have destroyed every bulb that I’ve planted! I do so miss them.

  47. sustainablemum January 5, 2015 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    How wonderful to have a photo from each month, it really shows the changes in the seasons. I have planted some bulbs this year too, I am waiting to see if the mice have eaten them, they ate the last lot!

    Sorry it has taken me so long to comment my very slow internet struggled with this post 🙁

    • Jessica January 5, 2015 at 9:40 pm - Reply

      The mice are such a nuisance. And why don’t they like the Spanish bluebells that I am trying to eradicate, that’s what I want to know.
      I sympathise re internet speed. I thought we had the slowest connection in the land so had taken the view that if it works for me it must zing along for everyone else. I’m sorry for the struggle.

  48. Denise January 18, 2015 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    that was so much fun! At home here, Marty has been telling me all year to take photos from the same vantage point, but unlike your terraces, I really don’t think my garden is “seasonal” enough. Your terraces are a worthy time-lapse subject — very cool.

    • Jessica January 18, 2015 at 10:46 pm - Reply

      Thanks Denise. Taking photos from one vantage point is a lot more difficult than it sounds, I don’t know why, but it is. We will do it again this year, but looking at a different area. I am told I have to allow greater tolerance with accuracy this time around!

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