The Autumnal Palette

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Taken in Welney by my Mum

It has been a while since I wrote my last post and nearly a year since I left the position of Head Gardener at Trinity college Cambridge. It has been a tough first few months of my new venture but now, hopefully, I’m now beginning to find my feet and slowly starting to get into the swing of working for myself.

It was a tough decision to leave Trinity but one I do not regret making. Although, I did start to question this after having to scrap three cars in a matter of a few weeks (no Volkswagen’s were hurt or involved in this period) and then my health knocked me on my arse again! With the help of my wife and family, I’ve been able to pick myself up, stick two fingers up at all the negative shit and start to pull myself forward.

It ain’t all been bad though. I’ve had the great opportunity to have worked/working in some beautiful private gardens in and around Cambridge, I have met some truly wonderful people and the work has been quite varied too; from the design side to getting my hands dirty again……..great stuff!

So as I see my business moving into a new chapter and seeing the wonderful autumn season from different gardens and places around Cambridge, I’m feeling good about the future. I will stop rabbiting on now, so you can enjoy some of the autumn colours from my part of the world….

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Parker’s Piece, Cambridge

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Now we are all familiar with this sight…….

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There’s plenty of these around as well……….

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I don’t do selfies……too ugly! So here is a shodowie instead.

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Now I told you about the three cars that I had scrapped in a short space of time, well these are the wheels of my new car. Hopefully this one will do better than the last three nightmares. Plus, I thought these colourful wheels reminded me of flowers? My Dad has nicknamed it the ‘Tank’ and suppose he’s Wright, it does have the word ‘Challenger’ in its name.

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And finally…………..

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Another picture from Welney again – taken by my Mum.

The End……

Until the next time that is…..I feel another ‘Rock Garden’ pending!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Whiskers
    Oct 11, 2015 @ 00:42:59

    What is the plant in the first photo? I feel I should recognize it, but I’m stumped. Not sure it grows here in the Pacific Northwest. A hawthorne? Not the maple family. Do you have choke cherry? The red berries should be a clue, but I’m blank. Stunning photo.

    Thanks and good to have you back on the screen.

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  2. ontheedgegardening
    Oct 11, 2015 @ 09:15:00

    Glad to hear from you again and so pleased you made the right decision to leave. I think our lives are moving in tandem (except the car bit). I left Cliffe Garden last November and have had a wonderful, challenging year. Well done us, upwards and onwards! 🙂

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