Posted: 17/08/2016 at 10:49
Got back last night from an 8 day painting marathon at the new house. Remember those orange and stripy walls? 6 coats to cover the orange with a gentler yellow and the stripes are still a ghostly spectre so will need a 7th............
The garden has been neglected for at least 3 years and the huge grassy area was mown by 2 sheep who have now gone so OH played with his new petrol strimmer and my secateurs, mostly to good effect but he did have a blonde moment. There is a stand of 3 clumps of very large bamboo between the house and the paddock which I initially said had to go but then saw them on Beechgrove removing leaves to head height and thinning stems to make their clump more airy so said we should try that. Explained what I wanted to OH who very carefully went out and cut whole stems to head height! Did half a clump before I spotted him and stopped him. Doh!
Not much fun painting in 34C but I did escape outside to commune with my wee clem I found hiding under weeds. It has now grown 3 stems and about 4'. I also raised the crown on a few trees but everything else needs to wait for some rain and a good think.
Haven't had time to read back much but condolences to Dew and well done to Yvie - lovely quilt.
OH wants a pool Busy but I don't think we'll be allowed one unless we can "attach" it to the house as it's a zone agricole. It'll have to be above ground if we do and carefully disguised and landscaped. Not first on my list of things to do.
No time to watch any TV or Olympics tho OH did manage to get a man to come and connect our satellite so he got his Olympics fix. I am deeply uninterested in the whole thing and, whilst I'm very pleased for those who do get excited, I'm very pleased it's only every 4 years.
Now to go and see how all my babies are doing here and then carry on washing and sorting....
Have a good one everyone.