Monday, 16 November 2015

Mosaic Monday - Front Garden

Hello

Thanks for visiting!


When you arrive at our house, you have to pass through the front garden to reach the house door. There's a slight hill up the tarmac drive in front of the green painted garage door. A winding path meanders along to the red tiles of the front step. A leylandii bush is on the left, kept clipped to stop it taking over. High above the garage are the oak trees flinging their acorns and leaves on to the roof of the house which is mossy and wavy. The birds use the moss to line their nests in Spring.

Under the windows, the flowerbeds contain a few plants ready to sit out the winter until the sun's warmth encourages the geraniums, London pride and aconites to pop up and bring some welcome colour. 

The lawn, mainly moss and wildflowers, stays mainly in the shade and tumbles down to the road next to the old felled oak tree stump where the fungi grow in the Autumn. A mauve heather has self-seeded into the lawn, it's doing well, it can stay.

I think you'll have a picture of our front garden but I don't think it will look exactly the same as it actually is.  Better your imagination than the real thing!


Have a great week.

16 comments:

  1. Your narrative creates a nice visual of your garden.
    The moss on the roof forms a pretty texture.

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    1. It looks almost fluffy doesn't it :-)

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  2. Looks like a pretty and interesting roof. Better moss than snow.

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    1. Ooh yes, I don't mind a bit of snow for a couple of days but not for weeks :-)

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  3. It does sound lovely in word and your pictures.

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  4. I am sure that it is far more interesting than you imagine! xx

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  5. It does sound inviting - I love wildflowers in the lawn and moss on the roof! x K

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  6. You've created a lovely visual image with your words. I'm sure it's full of charm.

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  7. Lovely mosaic and words to describe you front garden. Your front lawn sounds like ours full of moss and wildflowers as it makes its way to the road:)

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    1. Thanks, maybe substitute weeds for wildflowers but if they flower I'll let them and enjoy! :-)

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  8. The mossy way roof is fascinating to me and it's awesome that the birds utilize the moss. What material lies under the moss?

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    1. The tiles are made of a composite/concrete I think. It's not really a good idea to have too much moss on the roof as it can get really heavy when wet. That part of the roof is mainly in the shade because of the trees so the moss just takes hold, but the birds do love it and fling it all over the place! :-)

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