Posted: 08/07/2013 at 22:33
Missed A-Z and Hanpton Court, sadly. But two days' work in front garden have transformed it. OH's circular lawn is now more-or-less circular and extra borders have been dug. Lots of home-made compost have transformed the strange soil, composed of clay, sand and dust, because of the way the garden has been messed with in the past. (I'm told that at one time a lady gardener lived here who had a glorious garden, but since then it has been amateurishly paved with enormous pavement slabs. When we moved here, ten years ago, OH took the slabs up - I was impressed that he could lift them - and I started to restore the garden, very amateurishly because I had little idea of what I was doing.) Anyway, I've now planted the borders, though the plants will have to be very carefully nurtured in this heat. Then we relaxed in the garden as dusk fell and surveyed our handiwork, feeling very pleased.