by Gill Chaplin
The garden surrounds the house Behind is the flower garden with purple irises White blossom on the apple trees Vines growing on the pagoda Flowers in beds surround the steep lawn. Yellows and oranges. A flower that only opens in the evening. Hydrangeas in beds beside the house. Plants climb the trellis at the end. Through a gate with an arch over it Is the vegetable garden. Hens are in a house nearby. The garden slopes down the mountainside Vegetables are planted in well-ordered rows. Salad as well. Lines of tomatoes. All the plants are green at the moment Waiting for the crop which will be taken to the kitchen And appear arranged decoratively on plates. Fruit bushes where berries will be gathered. Strawberries, raspberries and black currants. Just as colourful and changing with the seasons Producing flowers - orange, yellow and red.
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