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Down the Garden Path


Old chimney pots once stood so proud

on Victorian roof high up in clouds,

Now stand along a garden wall

to help the lavender stand so tall.


Old pavement bricks in shades of blue

show black soiled lines to guide you through,

Various pots of various shapes

below big bunches of ripening grapes.


Rambling Rector clings to the wall

tied to wires in case it should fall

yellow stamens a beautiful sight

Its creamy flowers fading to white


Manicured borders holding lots

of cottage flowers, some in pots,

Aquilegias appear in cracks

along the paths and garden tracks.


Hardy Geraniums edge the grass

in front of Pinks, all sown en-masse

clove scented short lived border plants

beside the Phlox grown to enchant.


While gorgeous spires of Lupins grow

pea-like flowers planted for show,

As bees buzz round a plant so pretty

the Foxglove Serendipity


A gravel path will take you past

the vegetable plot, so wide, so vast,

With cabbages and cauli's set in rows

alongside the kale and radichios.


Then a mass of old fruit trees

with blossoms blowing in light breeze

in time will turn to apples and pears

preserved on dark cold cellar stairs.


Hope you enjoyed my little tour

please, do call in if ever you’re

at a loose end with nought to do

I’ll be right here to welcome you.








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