Posted: 28/09/2016 at 16:37
I found some mincemeat - bought and home made - which are now sat in a crate somewhere. Must remember to do a wee raid on the patisserie wholesaler for decent quantities of raisins and chocolate chips. Nearest in the Vendée is an hour away and pricey!
New house - it's a Tardis despite no attic! More room downstairs and less up but that's what we wanted.
Front view. 3 years ago. That hibiscus in the grass has disappeared under a sea of yellow honeysuckle.
Rear view - grass mowed by neighbour's tractor for pics but usually by 2 sheep, now gone
Back garden nearest house - gravel with occasional beds and very very weedy! Beth Chatto here we come?
Hen house sitting in fenced off area which may become a veggie patch.
Lots of grass, a few trees, 2 ruins, very tall bamboo, a cherry, a plum and a walnut plus a grapevine, loads of weeds, 2 wisterias and one sad, solitary clem. No roses! Ropy lavender and a campsis vine on a world takeover bid. Loads to clean up and plan and plant........
The dogs love it and the cat has explored some of the "garden" and decided it's OK too but she prefers indoors. 6 years she's been with us and still worries she might be abandoned again.