Sunday, 16 June 2013


After waiting for a week for some decent weather to go outside and finish photographing the work in the garden that we recently completed:-

With all the concrete edges now finished, the Cotswold stone chippings could be poured into the square creating a tidy Zen like corner to house the clothes dryer.  This is the left hand area of the garden path, the right hand area was posted in Part 1.  Once the garden is fully finished, I'll post some wide shots.

Waiting for updates...

The Zen corner.

Without clothes dryer.

Mini kitty

Is that a bug over there?

Springing into action.

Clematis in bloom

Weigela Bristol Ruby

My Father's Fig Tree

Tuesday, 4 June 2013


When the sun is shining it would be foolish not to be outdoors getting work done.  The last few weeks have been a cement-fest; finishing off the patio edges in a final push to complete the landscaping of the garden.  It's been just over 3 years now since it was begun but at last it's beginning to look almost complete.  The path is finished and the front section has been edged off ready for the final level of paving slabs before the garden gate.  Of course, the rest of the garden beyond the rose trellis is a complete mess and is serving as a dumping ground for wood that needs burning.  Perhaps one day that it will have a nice secluded Summer house and deck but that's a project for the future.

It's a joy to see plants in bloom and I'm happy the Alliums that I planted in the Autumn have made an appearance.  I definately intend to put some more in - as they add a splash to colour to what is predominately an evergreen garden. 

I also managed to finish and plant the courtyard herb garden, which I made last year from the old fencing.  We have (from L to R) Thyme, Basil, Coriander, Mint, Parsley, Chives, Romemary, Sage and a selection of living salad.  A kitchen garden just outside the front door!

Even the Pepper kitty has been enjoying the sunshine, swatting bees and sniffing plants.   

Cementing the edge by the rose trellis

Bloomin' heck!

Bug hunting in the undergrowth

Completion of the path and closing off the front bed.

Courtyard Herb Garden