When Even The Camera Needs Booties..

Apparently the tripod legs have been coming in muddy. Complaints have been received. Well not anymore.

It’s not just the booties. The picture above says it all: invading moss, slug nibbled leaves, wet claggy soil. September, so far, has been a wash out. We’re not talking hurricanes I know and my heart continues to go out to those who have endured such devastating weather events and the flooding which so often follows in their wake. But it’s been quite wet enough in Devon, on the back of a pretty disappointing summer overall. And this is usually such a pleasant month down here. Oh well.



Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’. No doubting now that autumn is in the air.

I haven’t written much about the garden lately so perhaps a quick trip round it to see where we’re at..?



The Precipitous Bank, holding on to a bit of colour in spite of everything the weather has thrown at it.



Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’

Could there ever be a bloom which fades more elegantly than that of a hydrangea? Perhaps only on another hydrangea..



Hydrangea paniculata ‘Unique’



..home to two spiders and a baby snail



Between the showers some progress has been made.

Only last week a high lonicera hedge blocked this view, its remains now piled up at the foot of the slope awaiting their acquaintance with Mike’s bonfire. Lonicera nitida, as anyone who has tried growing it will know, makes an excellent hedge. But only if you have the time and dedication to keep it under control. Turn your back for a moment and it will add another foot to both height and girth. In places this one had swallowed up real estate amounting to a strip over six feet wide. The lady winch operator now sports arm muscles to rival anything Arne can offer up. Well, nearly. There’s a rhythm to winching I discovered, a bit like rowing, and once you get into it miracles can be achieved.


The depressing bit is standing in that lovely clear patch and looking at what’s left to do..



Oh well.



The Assistant Winchman has also been busy splitting logs. We shouldn’t need any more for a while.



Digitalis ‘Camelot Cream’, grown from seed just this Spring.


I’m also discovering just how much I like working in the woodland. The soft dappled light, the sounds of the birds constantly chirping above. But is there more to it than that? I didn’t think so until I read an article this week (here). With that significant birthday looming ever closer by the day I’ve been thinking a lot recently about ageing healthily and Kale & Cocoa is one of my go-to sites. Sensible advice, based on proper medical research and with delicious recipes to help you on your way. What’s not to love?

It seems that spending time among trees really does contribute to the feel good factor. Boosts your immunity too. The only problem for me is the constant presence of the midges but I’ve got some stuff now that really works as a deterrent. I offered some to Mike but he declined. I should have remembered, he has his own. Aussie strength. Choc a bloc full of chemicals but guaranteed to repel anything. Wives included.



In a sort of pincer movement I’ve started work on the other side of the 84 steps too, tackling an area that we’ve probably never even set foot in before. Can brambles really grow to over nine feet long? Oh yes they can. And did you spot my old nemesis lower centre of shot, snaking across the top of the newly cleared soil? Yep, the oil pipe. It’s staying exposed for now. Where I and the garden fork can see it. So far so good.



Echinacea ‘White Swan’ and Persicaria ‘Black Field’



The terraces, in urgent need of a gardener with a pair of secateurs.

Next year, I’ve decided, will be a consolidation year. No new garden projects. Instead, more focus on improving what I already have. Editing, more editing, planting, propagating and shifting stuff around. Weeding, mulching, pruning. And deadheading. Creating a sound foundation from which to move on. There’s only so much you can do.



Hedychium gardnerianum


What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and sniff.

(With apologies to W.H. Davies.)


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  1. Jackie Stockley September 25, 2017 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Great to see the garden again, it is looking good. I too have changed my opinion of Hydrangeas recently, maybe because there are now so many different types on the market. I started by admiring the lace cap varieties, and moved on to the paniculatas, now I even have a sneaky admiration for the puff ball variety!

    • Jessica September 25, 2017 at 8:40 pm - Reply

      I inherited a good many puff balls and have kept them, although they’ve all moved to less prominent positions! I do like them when they fade. I can just about endure the lipstick pink phase knowing that they will end up a lovely burgundy when the garden needs their colour the most.

  2. Steve September 25, 2017 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    It is all looking great. love the Hydrangea paniculata β€˜Limelight’

    • Jessica September 25, 2017 at 8:41 pm - Reply

      Thanks Steve. I’ll link through to your EOMV when you post it.

  3. derrickjknight September 25, 2017 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    A typical beautiful and witty post. We fought our neighbour’s lonicera hedge for 3 years – new owners have flattened it.

    • Jessica September 25, 2017 at 8:45 pm - Reply

      I can quite understand why. The low hedge I created around the lawn is lonicera too, for some reason we had it in abundance! I’ve had to buy a mini cordless trimmer to keep up with it.. getting the proper hedgetrimmer out every week in the height of summer was far too much effort.

  4. grammapenny September 25, 2017 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Lovely hillside.. I have been tackling overgrown areas of the garden as well. There were some crisp days early in the month when I got a lot done.. now we are in a steamy stretch so I’ve stopped for a week. Cool autumnal days will return on the weekend. The leaves are starting to change as well. New England fall foliage is gorgeous stuff. Its interesting that you mentioned the forest bathing. My son mentioned it to me yesterday. We walk in the woods every day with the dog and it is very pleasant (except when the bugs are out). I could never live in a city though.. I am glad you are still blogging. Reminds me I haven’t posted in a long while. Better get to it

    • Jessica September 25, 2017 at 8:58 pm - Reply

      One day I will make it over to New England for the fall. We don’t have anything like the colour you do, although I am adding maples around the garden so getting closer! Just being outside improves your mood doesn’t it. That’s the thing I hate about the lousy weather we’ve been having, it keeps me from the garden. Summer is short enough already.

  5. Gillian Thompson September 25, 2017 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Nice to hear from you again. Lovely photos as ever. I have also come round to hydrangeas lately. The Limelight is lovely and I have just the place for it in my garden. Thanks for the link to Kale and Cocoa.

    • Jessica September 25, 2017 at 9:01 pm - Reply

      Limelight is a beauty. I’ve only had it a couple of years so it hasn’t got very big yet. I pruned it this Spring with some trepidation but it seems to have bounced back and has loads of blooms.

  6. Christina September 25, 2017 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Wow! having not seen your garden for a while I wasn’t prepared for how much it has matured – it’s looking fabulous. I’m with you on consolidation. It’s easy to lose what you’ve achieved if you just keep extending the garden areas.

    • Jessica September 25, 2017 at 9:07 pm - Reply

      I’ve spread myself too thin this year, it’s impossible to keep up with everything. But the garden has now got to the stage where many of the perennials are ready to divide. I’ll wait until Spring given our heavy soil and wet winters but hopefully I’m now in a position to get some bolder drifts of colour. Plus covering more soil will make the whole thing more sustainable.

  7. justjilluk September 25, 2017 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    As always I can see a beautiful garden. And having read your blogs for some time admire you for all the work you and Mike have put in.

    • Jessica September 25, 2017 at 9:09 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jill. I think if I’d known just how much work it needed we’d have moved somewhere else.. too late now!

  8. snowbird September 25, 2017 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    I totally agree about woodlands, there is something so very calming and soothing about them. Good plan re improving what you already have, although it all looks to me me!xxx

    • Jessica September 25, 2017 at 9:13 pm - Reply

      We always planned to put a bench seat up in the woodland once all the brambles are finally out of the way. It will be a great place to sit and now I know.. good for us too!

  9. Stella Etherton September 25, 2017 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    A garden (and log store) to be proud of ! Lovely to see your blog again .

    • Jessica September 25, 2017 at 9:16 pm - Reply

      Hi Stella and thanks. I haven’t been a very good blogger this summer, but hopefully catching up now.

  10. smallsunnygarden September 25, 2017 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Despite the sad weather, I can see that so much progress has been made. No doubt it’s easier to notice when one doesn’t see the difficulties day in and day out! πŸ˜‰ And your plantings are clearly maturing happily. πŸ™‚ Consolidation had better be the watchword here as well over the next seven months, which are my main growing season. That and annihilating the very prickly stand of tumbleweed over the septic field…
    Your hydrangeas are frankly producing a twinge of jealousy – what lovely colors, so ethereal!

    • Jessica September 25, 2017 at 9:24 pm - Reply

      Ouch in advance for the tumbleweed. I suppose it’s too easy just to hope that it will blow away in the wind? My plants respond to the rain by either dropping dead or growing like topsy. I’m gradually learning to identify which is which. It’s been a terrible year for roses though. Every time I think I’m going to get a new flush the rain returns and all the buds turn brown.

      • smallsunnygarden September 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm - Reply

        At first I had my hopes on the tumbleweed blowing away. That was last year’s batch… Would you believe, it’s such a husky stand that it locks stems together and mostly stays in place!

        • Jessica September 26, 2017 at 10:16 pm - Reply

          It’s obviously far too happy where it is. Must be all those nutrients in the soil πŸ˜‰

  11. Sue Garrett September 25, 2017 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    The hydrangeas are a beautiful colour and I love what you have achieved in your garden so far. The terrace and the bank look great. I can also uznserstand why you enjoy working in the wooded area.

    • Jessica September 25, 2017 at 9:28 pm - Reply

      It’s a lovely place to be. And there are so many shade plants available now, I’m spoilt for choice really.

  12. Pauline September 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    The woodland here is my favourite part of the garden, they are very special places. Your slope is amazing, it has matured so well and is looking fabulous! The Hydrangeas are gorgeous too.

    • Jessica September 25, 2017 at 9:36 pm - Reply

      Thanks Pauline. I’ve discovered grasses grow well on the slope so a lot of them have gone in there. Even more this weekend.. I’ve covered some of the steepest areas with Anemanthele, it forms an impenetrable mound and saves me so much hard work. I expect come next year I’ll have plenty of seedlings to pull but it will still have been worth it. In this wet weather the clay soil makes climbing up there treacherous.

  13. offtheedgegardening September 25, 2017 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Looks pretty good to me! But I think a consolidating year is a good thing, time to appreciate the wonders you have achieved already.

    • Jessica September 25, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

      Thanks Gill. This autumn I’ve enjoyed just pottering about and shifting things to better positions. Hopefully that will set me up for next year but much more to do. It’s fun though isn’t it, the editing stage.

  14. Kris P September 25, 2017 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    The Precipitous Bank looks great!!! I’ve done nothing about my own back slope beyond a casual discussion with a local landscape designer, who said he had a team of “sherpas” who could handle it (for a price, of course). Your comment about Lonicera nitida and its aggressive behavior in your climate also reinforced just how different our conditions are – I planted one (‘Lemon Beauty’) 2 years ago and I’m not kidding when I say it’s no larger now than it was then, which means about 6 inches tall and wide. Those plants clearly don’t want to live here.

    I hope your weather improves soon. Summer has returned here but I’m still pretending that autumn has arrived.

    • Jessica September 25, 2017 at 9:49 pm - Reply

      Today was a perfect autumn day. Sun, deep blue sky, warm but not too hot to work. Yesterday’s rain drying out. Now if only every day could be like this, for both of us!
      Sherpas. Now that’s a solution..

  15. Jennifer September 25, 2017 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    It’s always a joy to see your garden. I love the colors you’re getting in the fall, especially the hydrangeas. I hope your weather improves. Here’s to a beautiful October.

    • Jessica September 26, 2017 at 9:42 pm - Reply

      The colour is really only just starting although I can see the leaves starting to turn now. Autumn/fall is a very pretty season but I could never say I love it.. winter’s next!

  16. CherryPie September 26, 2017 at 12:46 am - Reply

    Your garden is looking beautiful πŸ™‚

    Your tripod boots shoes amuse me πŸ™‚

    • Jessica September 26, 2017 at 9:43 pm - Reply

      Rain again tomorrow.. it looks like the tripod will be keeping its boots!

  17. Peter Herpst September 26, 2017 at 5:23 am - Reply

    It’s all looking wonderful even in this season of autumn decline.

    • Jessica September 26, 2017 at 9:45 pm - Reply

      I know so many plants do it prettily, but I do hate the decline. Spring is my season.

  18. Torrington Tina September 26, 2017 at 7:47 am - Reply

    Oh Jessica, I am so pleased to see your garden again! A lovely post and your wonderful photos, as usual. It has been a good year for Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ in my garden, too. And your terraces look wonderful, full of colour and texture. Hedychium gardnerianum is definitely going on my ‘wants’ list. We must not worry about ‘significant birthdays’, look at them as just another little milestone in the panoply of life, and an excuse to do something special.

    • Jessica September 26, 2017 at 10:06 pm - Reply

      I have finally done some work on the terraces today. Thought I’d better before the next lot of rain arrives!

  19. FlowerAlley September 26, 2017 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    You have been a busy bee. Autumn always makes me feel like I need to get everything finished. It’s like a countdown for me. Nice to have a post from you Rusty Duck.

    • Jessica September 26, 2017 at 10:08 pm - Reply

      Just the same here. With the unpredictable weather I’m never sure how long I will have before the ground gets totally saturated and I can’t get out on it again until Spring.

  20. Linda Brazill September 26, 2017 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    The precipitous bank looks terrific. I was really looking forward to getting a lot done in our garden in September and we are having the opposite weather. No rain for two months and temps 10 to 20 degrees above normal making it very, very hot. Like you, I realize I can’t justify complaining given the weather tragedies others are confronting, but what is a gardener to do but complain about the weather?

    • Jessica September 26, 2017 at 10:13 pm - Reply

      Of course we must complain about the weather. It’s never just right is it? Gardening on clay I usually have a very small window between quagmire and rock hard. This year it’s been mostly the former.

  21. frayedattheedge September 26, 2017 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Malcolm is very envious of your woodpile!!

    • Jessica September 26, 2017 at 10:17 pm - Reply

      That’s only one of them.. there are two more! One of the benefits of living in a wood.

  22. Virginia September 27, 2017 at 12:36 am - Reply

    I’m impressed with the progress on the Bank, and the beautiful, orderly wood pile – there’ll be more than just two spiders and one baby snail there before long though!

    • Jessica October 2, 2017 at 8:20 pm - Reply

      There are piles and piles of wood all over the garden. Some partially cut and some just left where it fell. This is definitely a des-res for invertebrates.

  23. bittster September 27, 2017 at 1:59 am - Reply

    Well in spite of the weather you have been extremely busy. I hope you’ve been enjoying a bit of relaxing here and there as well!
    The ginger is something. I spotted it at the corner of the house in the terrace photo and was wondering if that’s what it was. Beautiful!

    • Jessica October 2, 2017 at 8:23 pm - Reply

      The flowers on the ginger last barely more than a couple of days, especially in all this rain. But this year its stems emerged slowly over time so I have inbuilt succession. Overall it’s probably been in bloom three weeks now.

  24. Caroline McDonnell September 27, 2017 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Impressive pile of logs you have there!
    What an interesting article, I just love the term ‘forest bathing’. We have a lovely wood very close to home which I have recently started to walk through, the route is a healthy 10kms which we tried to do each week in the summer. I’ll be doing it more often with these benefits especially if I can convince my way too stressed husband to join me.
    Thanks to your blog I am feeling so inspired to garden again (even with my really bad back) and as we only have two small beds I’m sure I can manage it next year. In the mean time I will use these autumn and winter months to prepare (edge) them.

    • Jessica October 2, 2017 at 8:30 pm - Reply

      Take it easy and do it bit by bit. One thing this garden has taught me is that it’s no good setting yourself over-ambitious targets. The garden (and the weather!) will dictate the pace and the world won’t stop if a few weeds grow. Just enjoy being out there and getting your fingers into the soil. It’ll all get done in the fullness of time.

      • Caroline October 4, 2017 at 8:37 am - Reply

        such wise words!

        • Jessica October 9, 2017 at 7:53 pm - Reply

          A lesson learned the hard way!

  25. Chris N September 27, 2017 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    So many wonderful plants. I think I’m going to have to get that hydrangea. Love the pictures!!

    • Jessica October 2, 2017 at 8:33 pm - Reply

      I succumbed to another hydrangea last weekend. Funny when I used to really hate them. The white ones, fading to dusky pink, are in a different league though.

  26. Brenda September 29, 2017 at 12:07 am - Reply

    I’m not sure what gives me more warm fuzzy feelings–being in the woodland or seeing that lovely pile of firewood.

    • Jessica October 2, 2017 at 8:37 pm - Reply

      A bit of woodland gives in so many different ways. The soil up there is fantastic too. It’s difficult to avoid all the worms when I’m digging. There are tons of them.

  27. hb September 29, 2017 at 12:30 am - Reply

    Lonicera nitida struggled to survive in my garden and died rather quickly–is that any comfort, knowing somewhere it the world it suffers and rapidly returns to dust? ;^) Hydrangeas on the other hand turn wonderful colors here as well–pale limey green and so forth.

    Your Precipitous Bank and Terraces look wonderful, secateurs needed or not. Sorry to hear your summer was less than satisfactory. Perhaps autumn will please.

    • Jessica October 2, 2017 at 8:40 pm - Reply

      It’s hard to imagine the lonicera struggling. The wretched stuff is still growing strongly even though we’re now well into autumn. The hedge that I am keeping needs another cut and I doubt it will be the last this year. I’m glad you can grow hydrangeas though, far more interesting!

  28. Island Threads September 29, 2017 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    I have not read the comments so sorry if someone else has already said this, Jessica the best thing for midges is Avon skin-so-soft oil, they hate it, I wouldn’t be without SsS, radio Scotlands morning news program asked listeners for their best midge deterent and SsS was the outright best, they even commented on how many men who work outdoors contacted them to say they use it, there is nothing better, my DiL told me they use it for mosquitos and gnats too, nothing better,

    your garden is looking good due to your hardwork, Frances

    • Jessica October 2, 2017 at 8:47 pm - Reply

      The stuff I use is similar in that it is also a moisturiser. The midges gather in a cloud well away from where I’m working and watch me. If I move closer to them they move further away.. it’s like magic! And I think the scent is quite nice. Hope you’re well Frances, good to hear from you.

  29. Sarah October 1, 2017 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    The Precipitous Bank is looking wonderful. You both do an amazing job of taming nature. Do you have any tips of the best way to get rid of brambles?
    Sarah x

    • Jessica October 2, 2017 at 8:51 pm - Reply

      Thanks Sarah. I just cut down all the long bramble shoots and then lever out the roots with a garden fork. Sometimes it needs more than one attempt. My real problem is on the steeper parts of the bank where I can’t dig for fear of de-stabilising the slope. I’m just cutting the stems back each time they appear and hoping, eventually, they will weaken and give up.

  30. andreamynard October 2, 2017 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    Your garden is looking beautiful, gorgeous Autumnal pictures too that really capture the delicate beautiful of the plants and of the subtle woodland light too.

    • Jessica October 2, 2017 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      Hi Andrea, thanks! Autumn seems to be progressing quickly this year. It looks like I may lose most of the leaves on my largest acer before they’ve even had time to change colour.

  31. Cecilia October 3, 2017 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    Your pictures are always breathtaking!

    • Jessica October 9, 2017 at 7:40 pm - Reply

      You’re too kind! Thanks Cecilia.

  32. Jacqueline Mumford October 3, 2017 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Your garden looks beautiful in its Autumn coat Jessica …. it’s all filling in now, isn’t it ? Have you got Hydrangea Vanilla Fraise ? Mine has been better than my Limelight as it starts off pure white, then the palest of pink on the ends, then it adds a touch of lime green, then dark red and finishing up an autumnal brown …. you certainly get your money’s worth !!!! Forgive me if I’m trying to teach my grandmother to suck eggs !!! XXXX

    • Jessica October 9, 2017 at 7:47 pm - Reply

      I haven’t got Vanilla Fraise. I just ordered Wim’s Red which sounds very similar in terms of the sequence of colours. We shall see.. next year as I suspect my new plant will be quite small. I do feel the garden is starting to fill out now. Looking forward to next year when I hope it will start rewarding my effort. Didn’t I say that last year?!

  33. Caro October 9, 2017 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    So with you on the lonicera; I chopped a six foot hedge of it down last year (It ended up looking like an emu as I didn’t have my pruning saw with me) and now it’s self seeded across the path! Obviously neither will be there much longer as I have a cordless chainsaw to trial and review. Heh, heh. Love the idea of forest bathing, only wish I had the time and v interested to see the consolidation of your efforts next year.

    • Jessica October 9, 2017 at 7:59 pm - Reply

      Lonicera is on a takeover bid here. It is following either gravity, or the sun, down the slope and just smothers anything in its path. Thankfully it is relatively easy to winch out but I feel quite sure it will be providing us with upper body exercise for years to come. Good luck.. beware as it does spring back from the roots!

  34. Josephine October 10, 2017 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    I see Autumn showing signs in your garden, a slower, gentler season.
    I love the “Wild Swan” Echinacea, such an elegant flower….
    Always a long list to check, I pick my battles πŸ™‚

    • Jessica October 11, 2017 at 9:50 pm - Reply

      I’m delighted the echinacea has done the job for me this year, it’s been long enough trying. I only managed it by encasing the poor thing in wire to keep the rabbits and the deer off, plus a thorough and regular dose of slug pellets inside the wire. It remains to be seen whether it will be back next year.

  35. Linda October 12, 2017 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    HI Jessica….
    Your gardens are like a fairy woodland….and I love it!
    I have 2 Limelights, and they are fab….
    Having a lovely warm Fall over here…just fine with me!
    Linda :o)

    • Jessica October 16, 2017 at 3:48 pm - Reply

      Limelights are fab. So pleased with the number of blooms too, on a couple of years old plant. It can only get better!

  36. Marian St.Clair October 14, 2017 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    This morning, for some unexplained reason, I remembered Rusty Duck popping up on my computer screen during the craziness here and had to circle back to investigate. I love that I can imagine you at your many projects and feel a friendly bond across the miles. The Precipitous Bank is gorgeous and the terraces are mighty fine too. I would be tempted to let them have their way a bit longer. I’m thrilled to say I’ll be visiting East Anglia with a group in late May and early June. Can’t wait to get there. Tim and I had tentatively planned a November or December trip to England this year, for just the two of us, but it’s not panning out. All in good time, I hope. Hope your weather has improved in October and you are enjoying some well-deserved sunshine.

    • Jessica October 16, 2017 at 3:56 pm - Reply

      East Anglia sounds wonderful, are you going to the Beth Chatto gardens? But there are so many lovely gardens out that way and very different from the West Country. Dry for a start! We have the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia to contend with today. Not much rain but plenty of wind dumping branches down upon my garden. Not to mention sand from the Sahara. You have to be positive to be a gardener, no?!

  37. Dorothy Borders October 15, 2017 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    I’m just catching up with your post of a few weeks ago and it’s great to visit your garden once again. The hydrangea photos are so lovely and so is everything else – even the work in progress.

    • Jessica October 16, 2017 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      Thanks Dorothy. I’m trying to extend the bloom season further into autumn and it’s lovely to see so much colour still. Most of my autumn leaves are rapidly departing though, along with ex-hurricane Ophelia!

  38. Jeanne October 17, 2017 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Your photographs are breathtaking…sitting here in the desert and seeing your beautiful garden is thirst-quenching. So glad I found you. πŸ™‚

    • Jessica October 18, 2017 at 10:29 am - Reply

      Thanks Jeanne and welcome.
      Having had a summer wash out with too much rain, sitting here looking out at more rain now, I would willingly trade for the desert!

  39. Sol October 21, 2017 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    I need you to come and help me! I have no idea what to do with this garden. Love all of your firewood!

    • Jessica October 22, 2017 at 9:53 pm - Reply

      Are you going to put some pics on the blog? I’d love to see it. Although if it’s anything like here it’s currently a very large pond!

  40. denisebydesignsgooglemailcom October 22, 2017 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    You should use your photos and have cards printed – so lovely!

    • Jessica October 22, 2017 at 9:56 pm - Reply

      You’re too kind Denise. Hope you’re both well.

  41. mikegrantham1 October 28, 2017 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Just discovered your site, its great, so professional looking. Its obvious you take great pride in your posts and put a lot of time into them.
    These images are great, lovely garden themes. Although i bet the spider close up will come as a surprise to some people!

    • Jessica October 29, 2017 at 9:59 am - Reply

      Thanks Mike and welcome. It seems to be spider time of year.. they’re everywhere!

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