We are still learning about the phases of this Acer, as it's relatively new to us. I was overjoyed to see the touches gracing the leaves before it gets naked for Winter.
A while ago, my daughter said that she would like a Secret Garden area, like at her Grandparents.
So we've been sitting on that and planning that for a while now.
We drew up some plans:
My daughter's elaborate plan
The little man's plan
The middle man's plan which involves lots of paved paths like a maze.
I got them to agree on separating an area with a small border, which we will then plant up with flowers of significant height, suitable for hiding behind.
Then we got to work.
For posterity's sake, I will point out that it was the girl who really wanted this secret area, but she was also the most reluctant to get hands on with the hard work.
But here is a token picture of her trying to dig.
The older boy pretty much dug the whole border. And he enjoyed himself, so that's nice. He dug, and let the little man loosen.
Then we pulled up the turf and knocked off the soil.
This guy doesn't shy away from hard, messy work, and he doesn't complain. I love working alongside him and I had a flashforward to years from now.
I had come up with some elaborate project for the garden and he had come home for a visit, and got stuck in, doing the lifting and stuff his mama could no longer do.
It just goes too fast.
We planted the border up with Alliums.
It might be a bit late in the year for that, but we'll see...
A shrub or two to sustain it in the meantime.
Stopping to watch the worms.
And there she is.
Not so exciting now, but looking forward to planting in the seeds in Spring and looking into planting willow around the edges or as an arched entry...
Oh I almost forgot!
The Trolls wanted to do a Halloween Special for you!
Cinderella had had a lovely time at the ball.
She had danced and danced with the Prince and she knew that she was in love!
Alas, the clock was striking midnight and she had to get back before the spell was reversed.
One of her vixen high heels fell of onto the stairs as she was running, but there was no time to stop. The prince could not see her for what she really was.
She needed him to keep the illusion of her beauty...
Away to the carriage, she sighed in relief.
She had made it just in time!
The Prince rushed down the stairs to return the sexy shoe to his foxy dance partner before she rushed off.
Why was she in such a hurry?
As the Prince approached the carriage, he saw the soft chubby fingers of his new infatuation poking out from the carriage window.
His heart fluttered.
And then suddenly stopped.
Before his eyes, his hot lady transformed as the last dong of the clock sounded.
Realizing she was caught, Cinderella flashed the Prince her best smile, hoping to charm him.
But I think this love story is over now...:-(
Bob and Judith