Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Changes in landscape

Our vegetable garden lies in the area below this image.

The growth of the trees along the fence line over the years has meant that the vegetable garden gets less and less afternoon sun and, particularly during the winter months, this has meant that the chances of vegetables growing are minimal.

Earlier this year our brother, Alan, cut back some of the trees on our side of the fence line and suddenly the cabbage trees have taken on a life of their own.  The fence partitioning has become more obvious too.

Interestingly enough, with the clearance we can now see the glow of the autumn leaves of the trees in our neighbour's garden.

They especially look very pretty in the early morning sun as I look out at them from the sun room while I have my first cup of tea for the day.


Nancy said...

It would be lovely to share that scene with a cup of tea. Enjoy!

Mystic Quilter said...

Are they Liquidambars glowing away so beautifully Peggy?
We have the same problem with our vegetable garden, neighbours have three huge trees/shrubs right up against the fence. Original neighbours kept them to fence height and thinned out so no problem for our veg plot - these ones have not. A solid mass of greenery reached up to around 18 feet!