This was the state of the garden in 2007 (pre 'tower' days).
Since then our Cox's Orange Pippin has died from an attack of Honey Fungus (No 11), Haddock's End is now called just plain 'Haddock's, and 'The Park' has been totally renamed 'Haddock's Paddock'.
I can see that I shall have to do a 2014 version; especially as Freddie (bottom left) no longer scares the bejeezus out of mice, and that the Seagull (top left) never really existed.
We also have a bit more land now, and an almost completed new orchard, so I might need a bigger piece of paper.
The cat and mouse are brilliant.ReplyDelete
Nice to see the lay of the land - I spy a Pomegranate tree - do you ever get any?ReplyDelete
We do get smallish fruit, but they are inedible.Delete
I love maps, especially ones of this kind. You have inspired me to try to do one of my own gardens.ReplyDelete
I think you may have started a rash of maps here Cro! I'm with Bramble Ramble and inspired to do one too.ReplyDelete
I like that it is a picture map.
I love your drawing Cro ….. do you do one every year ? They would make a lovely series, framed and on the wall.ReplyDelete
Do you have a medlar ? I bought one for my sister and brother-in-law for Christmas and a hazel tree with truffle spores on the roots. I guess, where you live, you can go hunting for truffles can't you ? XXXX
There's a Medlar nearby (wildish), and yes there are also a few Oaks about that have been impregnated with truffle spores. I've not tried finding them.Delete
Do draw out a new one and post them side by side so that we can see the improvements (or otherwise) - will do you good too as you can view all the things you have done.ReplyDelete
Which part of Shropshire did you live in? I lived just outside Wolverhampton (where I taught) for almost twenty years and went into Shropshire most weekends to walk. Our nearest town was Bridgnorth.
My people retired to Shropshire (from Sussex). They lived in a small village called Welshampton, Nr Ellesmere.Delete
This is great Cro. I just did one for chez rusty duck, although nowhere near as artistic of course. No cat. Plenty of mice (not drawn).ReplyDelete
I like Freddie. The map didn't look like Shropshire to me.ReplyDelete
I love the way you illustrate things. You have inspired me - I might have a go at doing something like that for our little piece of France. I shall include the bats, owls, lizards and other critters.ReplyDelete
No mention of your tower-house?ReplyDelete
First sentence. It was drawn pre 'tower'.Delete
Ah. Wasn't concentrating. Silly me. Where's the apostrophe in 'twas?Delete
Freddie has given up on mouse catching?ReplyDelete
They're getting too fast for him!Delete
For some reason I couldn't access new posts last night so have only seen this this morning. Looks good (Bears no resemblance to when I last saw it).ReplyDelete
How much land do you have now?
Not sure exactly, but another acre or more. Not a huge amount.Delete
Nice plan. I need to draw some up for here as it's nice to have a record of what you did year by year. I always think I'll remember but then I struggle to remember what I had for lunch yesterday!ReplyDelete