Garden

Part 3 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘At Home’ series

At home we have a garden
It brings us lots of cheer
It’s nice to simply look at
at any time of year
In the summer months we’re out there
in the sunshine all the time
as it’s perfect for relaxing
when the weather’s warm and fine
But it’s great at other times as well
Our extension to the world
Watching at the seasons pass
and changes are unfurled

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Photo – Jempics

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A place in the sun

Our new bench sun trap captures the sun
right at the end of the day
Surrounded by lavender, it’s just what we need
for a rest from the frack and the fray

As we’re north facing, the sun to the rear
leaves when it’s low in the sky
So it’s great to have somewhere to sit and enjoy
it now until evening comes by

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Photo – Jempics

Hydrangea Serrata

Little white butterflies
live longer than most
With hydrangea serrata
the ambivalent host

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Photo – Jempics

Mallow

Pink and magnanimous
the tree mallow knows
that here in midsummer
it’s here to disclose

An explosion of colour
‘Midst the yellow and green
which is quite the most vivid
this summer you’ve seen

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Photo – Jempics

Many happy returns II

Many happy returns
lives up to its name
With ever more roses
again and again

We’ve lost count of the blooms
it has given since May
When as a gift it was given
on a special birthday

They’re pink and they’re lovely
so we hope for a while
that they’ll stay and keep blooming
as they sure bring a smile

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Photo – Jempics

[See the original Many Happy Returns from 1st June for context]

Abundance

There’s an abundance in my border
and it’s shouting loud at me
It’s telling me of summer
and it’s wonderful to see

It has orange there and yellow
reflective of the sun
And it greets me every morning
as each new day’s begun

An abundance of magnificence
from nature’s palette, rare
With exuberance of wonder
that to me’s beyond compare

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Photo – Jempics

Greenhouse

I have a little greenhouse
in a lovely sunny spot
It’s covered in green plastic
and inside it’s pretty hot

At present I am growing
several things from seed
Some courgettes and some lettuce
and some parsnips that we need

And when they all have grown a bit
I’ll probably plant them out
On our allotment up the road
then watch them really sprout

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Photo – Jempics

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