The good weather since we came back from Majorca has meant that Malcolm has been busy in the garden
he has painted the gates
and put gravel round the gateposts
on the other side of the garden, there hadn't been a proper edge to the grass, it just meandered up to the fence and hedge. So he cut a straight border, put gravel boards at the bottom of the fence, put down weed suppressing membrane, and covered it with gravel
oh dear, still a few yards to go!
he has weeded the rockery
and the various little beds he created last summer
next, a major project. When he demolished the top level of the deck last year because the base of it was rotten, he salvaged as much as possible. He has now made two planters (we saw a similar one in the garden centre yesterday, which cosy £40!). He has gradually been putting a layer of stones in the bottom for drainage, as he has dug them up as he did the weeding
once they have been filled with compost and plants, they will look good on either side of the front door
elsewhere in the garden, the little wisteria is still flowering
and the allium are in full bloom …..
..…… and are attracting bees
the alchemilla mollis has doubled in size in a year!
but what is this ……. a WEED. I shall have to have words with the gardener!
the sun has faded parts of the parasol, creating an interesting pattern on the middle section
this little rabbit ……..
..….. has been a regular visitor in the mornings, when we are having breakfast
I don't mind if he eats the grass, but I suspect that he has also been dining on this hosta
as it's Friday, of course we finish with something tasty! We shared this delicious cheese scone on Monday in the Morpeth Deli
Fortunately we have so far escaped the thunderstorms, and hopefully they will continue to miss us! Have a good weekend, love Anne xx