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The honeysuckle hedge has got a little overgrown,
The roses have gone loopy and the lawn has not been mown,

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Valerian is sprouting out of every nook and cranny…
And in amongst the detritus of summer, you’ll find Ani…

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I haven’t done the jobs I should; the garden is a rare mess,
But given all the residents, I really couldn’t care less!

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There’s butterflies and honey bees and hedgehogs in the border,
A colony of sparrows for the dog to keep in order…

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They chirp from daybreak through to dusk, and squabble in the hedging,
And are a sheer delight to watch from nestling through to fledging.

P10003041The weeds grow wild and fast… the garden couldn’t be much fuller,
But why would I complain when it’s ablaze with life and colour?

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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21 Responses to Gardening…?

  1. Your garden just looks gorgeous .


  2. I like it just the way it is 🙂


  3. Reblogged this on Barrow Blogs: and commented:
    All looks lovely in the garden – nature helping nature – without human interference (well that’s what I think when all goes haywire out there )

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jenanita01 says:

    Reblogged this on Anita & Jaye Dawes and commented:
    If it aint broke…


  5. Absolutely beautiful Sue, The garden looks wonderful as it is, and I LOVe the poem 🙂


  6. Mary Smith says:

    Sounds like my garden, though the hedgehog moved on. I am going to adopt your approach and stop worrying about it. As you say winter will help and in the meantime the bees, butterflies and birds are thoroughly enjoying it.


  7. macjam47 says:

    Sue, your garden is gorgeous! Loved your beautiful poem and the photos. Hugs.


  8. Eliza Waters says:

    Delightful post, Sue! 🙂


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