Summer haiku #3


woodland garden mix
cultivated wildness
seed-packet foxgloves

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

13 thoughts on “Summer haiku #3”

    1. Thank you, Cindy. It’s not my garden, but one we visited right in the middle of nowhere. The people just had it open for a day, raising money for charity.

      About six years ago, the owners of the land inherited about three acres of pasture surrounding their farmhouse and transformed it into this magical garden. They had to plant loads of fast-growing, sturdy plants as windbreaks, to surround the daintier plants. This is because the wind often howls across the land and flatten everything in its path. Thus, the owners had to design a garden broken up into lots of little lawns and herbaceous borders surrounded by hedges, rather than having one or two larger lawns.


  1. I have never really been into gardening – but I remember as a child it really fascinated me that one of those brightly coloured packets could be opened – thrown at the garden and grow into flowers.


    1. In theory, yes, you can throw seeds at the garden and they’ll grow into flowers, but not, apparently, wildflower woodland mixture thrown at a shady part of my rockery this year. Not one seedling came up, probably because the seasons were behind and there was not enough rain in May. I’ll try again next year.


      1. I should imagine that first couple of weeks is pretty delicate. The closest we have to a garden is buddlea growing from the chimney and gutters.


    1. That normally happens if you’ve got the setting for receiving posts from a particular blog on “once weekly” or “once daily” rather than “instant”. Check WordPress haven’t altered it when I upgraded my blog to .com status. Some of my posts have been going to people’s spam folders, too D:


      1. I haven’t changed anything in my settings and there are now about 5 or 6 blogs who’s posts are coming in as a digest, but the posts were going back to August! So more than a week old 😦

        *mutter grumble mutter* I guess I need to go see what’s happened lol

        And there was me thinking you’d just been quiet lol



      2. Me quiet? Hee, hee, hee. Never 🙂 You ought to check out the WordPress forums and see if this is happening to anyone else. If not, start a thread about it, as normally someone from WP will provide an answer that will fix the problem.


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