Yesterday the weather here was lovely, and we had guests coming in the evening, so the two combined to make it a good day for gardening. J mowed the lawn and weeded the back garden, and I did a lot of weeding and tidying at the front. Enough space was cleared to get asters and rudbeckias in the ground, and generally everything looks a bit better.
Everything is still looking pretty good – we have got rid of most of the phacelia now though I’m sure some new seedlings will emerge, and everything else is doing its bit. A few things are going over – the rhododendron, and the ceanothus, for example – but others are hitting their stride.
We are also in the process of sorting out the sheds and getting them replaced. We have decided to go for one shed, probably slightly bigger than either of the two we have at the moment, and just need to choose one and get a contractor to get rid of the old ones, put in a new base (probably decking) and build the new one.
A few pictures from yesterday afternoon:
We have also picked and eaten our first raspberry; gooseberries are ripening well but still not ready to pick. Tomato plants have flowers already but the plants themselves are still quite small, so we’ll see how well they do.
And yes, we sat outside yesterday – twice. Once during a well-earned break from our hard work, and the second time in the evening with our guests. After all, that is why we like to have a nice garden.