Six on Saturday, Finally It’s a Garden Path!

Hellooo everyone! Welcome to my SOS! It’s been awhile I know! Sometimes life just gets in the way of my blogging!

This Spring, I felt we were going down that Rabbit Hole that has been my back garden………… Remember last year we placed new sod in the Upper Terrace in the Woodland Garden, because I couldn’t get the grass to grow properly, no matter how we tried? Well, this spring it was all dead again and looking mighty poorly……….so we decided to suck it up and lay down a gravel garden! I am so glad we did because I love the way it turned out. And now we can put another table and chairs for entertaining back there too!

This is the Upper Garden now!

Garden Path 2020

I moved all the pulmonaria that I had in the back garden to a new spot along the gravel path….. I did this in the middle of the hot and humid summer and am surprised they all survived….   They looked really scorched around the edges for awhile, but they all pulled through!

Garden Path 2020

I had enough to add them to the Fountain area too…………

Garden Path 2020

Then I decided I wanted lighting in the back garden…… so we strung ( we being hubby with my supervision) 400 lights from the cottage to the trees. The really tall trees, which required a ladder much taller than anything we owned and stretching, stretching, stretching and sweating to death in the heat and humidity. First, we had to hang heavy duty wire to all the trees so we could attach the strings of lights on it.  What a chore! Then we had to go back and individually tie every light on every string onto the wire……

It required four days work to get them all up……The lights wrapped from our cottage all around the back garden to the neighbors garden………

At Night

My photos do not do justice to how nice the garden looked with the lights!

At Night

And, they looked good from the front garden path too………it was magical…….

At Night

The next morning as I sat outside on the patio to enjoy my morning coffee………….. I saw one of our fat, big crows fly over my head and right into the line of strung lights and then a big SNAP! The lights had been pulled right out of the tree at the end point, where it was at its highest and the hardest to reach……..Broken bulbs were littered over the new gravel path and blended in very well……….we spent hours picking glass from the gravel……….Then we took down all the remaining lights……and that was the end of my magical light display!

But, the good news is, the path still looks fabulous and I enjoy it more every day! See you next week in the garden!

The instructions for SOS are easy. The photos can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related and posted on Saturday!  So, its six photos. Of Gardens. On Saturday. Easy Peasy. To see all the SOS’s look at  SIX ON SATURDAY, hosted by the Propagator, to check out all of them each Saturday! See you next week in another spot!

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheree says:

    What a lovely garden!

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    1. We really enjoy it! Especially this year……..some days it good just good to sit and listen to the birds!

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  2. Pádraig says:

    I’ll second that! What a lovely garden. There, I’ve seconded it.
    Oh but such work undone by Mr. Crow! I feel for you. However, the positive slant is your new path that brings enjoyment. I particularly like the stone edging. Go h-álainn, a chara.

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    1. I was surprised how much bigger the garden walk looked when the gravel was in……..yes the stone edges were already in place on the fountain side, we just added new to the right………. back out to the oak leafed hydrangeas…….

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  3. carolee says:

    Looks terrific! Really brightened up that space.

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    1. Yes, I thought it brought out the fence more too! And it is very shady back there, which we like!

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  4. That’s a lovely path and the lights looked great for a time. Pesky crows

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  5. Yep, they lasted 24 whole hours and our neighbor loved them too!


  6. I’m so happy for you that this once troublesome area is now a beauty spot. I love this woodland setting. You ‘ve given me ideas for the “nature walk” (also called Asian Garden) along the north side of our house, meaning lights! I’m thinking of ground lights, however, placed in strategic spots along the path.


    1. I have missed talking with you! After being confined to the house due to COVID from March through May I finally got out of the house on Memorial Day because I had a stroke! Oh boy! But I was able to receive TPA, a miracle drug if there ever was one and I was good in two hours although I stayed in ICU for two days, mostly to address the effects of the TPA. I have been tired though and am just now getting back my energy that I had prior stroke. I will go back and view all your posts, but it may take me a while!


  7. Hello, wow your garden path looks great as does the landscape… lighting can be dicey at times, I think you loved it while it lasted. We have gone to solar in ground here. Where are you?

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    1. In North Carolina. We have in ground and up lighting on our trees and permanent landscapes too but I wanted that circus look and I guess I got the circus!

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  8. Catherine says:

    Your path looks great and the light coloured gravel brightens up the area. Very nice. I like that. Your light display looks terrific, but what a sad tale, that it’s all had to go so wrong because of one bird. I’m glad you at least managed to have one evening enjoying the light show.

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  9. susurrus says:

    The garden looks great. I am glad that I didn’t play the rabbit hole video when I’d had too many glasses of wine, though!

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