Griffin’s Garden

Griffin’s Garden

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Visiting Larglea yesterday – I was happy to see that spring is working its usual magic.
Griffin was there to greet me.

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The climbing rose has not yet wrapped its soft pink arms about the strong old rhododendron trunks – like a young girl in her first embrace.

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Ranks of bluebells invade the borders like terrorists dressed in blue uniform.

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The “Lutyens” bench awaits the summer reader looking for solitude in the woodland garden.

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The freckled violet peeps out shyly taking care not to get sunburnt.

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The curved bench affords an unrestricted view of the summer delights awaiting in what will become the most colourful of the borders.

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Insects treat the garden like a grocery store – collecting more bounty than they can carry – then drowsily alighting on the golden gravel, for a while, like ladies who lunch.

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Griffin is the most unlikely of guard-dogs..preferring the penetrating stare to confrontation. His presence graceful and benign – as is the garden itself.

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Myosotis – “Forget-Me-Not” seeds itself everywhere. It was the first plant I ever grew as a girl- the tiny flower-heads perfect to my young eyes.

How could I ever forget this garden?

Griffin’s Garden

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About largelyhelen

Designer, photographer, writer.
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