Two Photos from the Back Door


Cecilia over at The Kitchen’s Garden has given us a challenge: a photo of our garden from the back door of our house. To join the fun, just pop over to her lovely blog at 

Here are my two photos. I hasten to add that next week this view will change immeasurably because we’re bringing in Andy and his boys again for some major muscle-type work to be done.

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. Everything is so neat and tidy. Not sure I should post my view tomorrow anymore.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    1. Misky says:

      Oh, please do, Mandy!!

  2. cecilia says:

    Perfect, now I know what you are looking out with your morning cup of tea, of course we are all going to demand updates after the muscle men have been in! c

    1. Misky says:

      The house follows Danish rules: strong coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon. 😀

      1. cecilia says:

        Danish rules sound exactly how I do it, even my builders line up for the strong coffee in the morning now. c

  3. cat says:

    great garden! one could get jealous =)

    1. Misky says:

      Thanks, Cat. 🙂

  4. Karen says:

    I know you are looking forward to when all the muscle mean will be finished and your house is back to being just your own. The end result will be wonderful though. You have a wonderful greenhouse.

    1. Misky says:

      We’re moving the greenhouse because the huge lime trees behind the house shade the sunlight, and nothing wants to grow there now. At the moment, it’s a waste of space – storage, lawn mower, shovels, etc. We’re being quite ruthless with things, so it’s entirely possible that it might go completely. It’s about 25-years old, and semi-ready-to-fall-down.

  5. Janet Rörschåch says:

    Packing my bags. Just please keep the rain at bay when I arrive….

    1. Misky says:

      This is England; it rains all the time. We just wrap up and dress for it. 🙂 Like now. Glad I pottered about the garden this morning before the rain arrived!

  6. Glenda says:

    Interesting to look out after all the inside shots

  7. vivinfrance says:

    That looks like the perfect size of manageable garden! Ours is too big and it saddens me that I can no longer spend hours gardening. You can work a whole day and not notice any difference.
    What alterations are you planning?

    1. Misky says:

      Widen the patio, have some old bushes nearing their end-of-life removed, level the ground and terrace the upper part with a brick retaining wall, and a few raised kitchen gardens with railway ties (or stone – not decided yet). We’re also moving the greenhouse around the corner of the house as the large lime trees cut out all the sunlight for it.

      1. vivinfrance says:

        sounds wonderful and very sensible.

  8. Marmepurl says:

    Such a lovely yard you have. Happy place are wonderful. I am a wee bit envious of the hot house. Constructing one is high on my To-Do list.

    1. Misky says:

      We are hoping to move it (the greenhouse) to a sunnier spot as the tall trees at the back of the garden block sun to it. When we put it there over 20-years ago, it saw lots of sun … but those trees had different ideas, so I hope we’ll be able to move it. Thanks for stopping by for a look and leaving a comment!

  9. A lovely green space Misky! And now I can’t wait to see what the muscle men will do 🙂

    1. Misky says:

      The rain is certainly helping to keep everything green! There’s a big black cloud hanging above us at the moment.

      1. The big black clouds seem to have mostly missed us here on the coast, we’re off for a week and I’m hoping it rains so the plants in the garden survive more easily!

        1. Misky says:

          I think scattered rain is predicted all weekend and the Bank Holiday. Have a good trip!

  10. The trees at the back are lovely and I think your greenhouse looks great. Ours is a bog standard stainless steel job – not the prettiest and held together with masking tape! What are your plans for when it gets a sunnier spot?

    1. Misky says:

      Welcome and thanks for visiting! We usual grow a special variety of cucumber for Danish-style pickles, and there’s a grapevine running along the ridge of the roofline. We’re apt to lose the grapevine during the move but we still have a huge one running along the fence, so we’re okay there. I used to grow jalapeño peppers in the greenhouse but they’re so easy to find nowadays that I don’t bother. For the most part, we grow what we can’t find readily in the supermarket.

  11. pattisj says:

    It looks so pretty. I don’t envy you a job requiring much labor!

    1. Misky says:

      It will be okay. I only need to make buckets of tea for Andy and his workmen. 😀 Thanks for stopping by Patti!

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