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three-dimensional object from a drawing. Once one sees it, it's much easier to work out which plants will complement it best. I had already anticipated placing the sundial and hare on a chamomile lawn; having seen them, I'm pleased to say
, the serrated leaf stalks were pretty hard to handle) and my son and I heaved the pot onto the lawn to repot the palm. The deal was that, in return for his muscle power, he would have the old pot to grow his banana palm in. We only just managed to move it onto
After the frantic time of summer holidays, when it's as much as I can do to remember to mow the lawn occasionally or throw a bucket of water on anything that's drooped dangerously, we are edging back to the normal routines of work, school and ... a
through the windows of our log cabin (modern not rustic, and complete with TV, 2 bathrooms and air conditioning) and announced "Daddy, there's a pony on the lawn".The pony turned out to be a large elk, one of a herd of about ten females and young that had
and lawn clippings. Bags of peat-free compost may cost a few pounds, but in my view it's money well spent.
My garden - like yours - is looking fantastic at the moment. Plants that were just poking from cold ground a couple of months ago are now enormous and luxuriant. Bees buzz, roses overflow and lawns are lush.Rather than just brag, I thought I