Tuesday 26 April 2011

Gardening and a HD

We've been working on it for a couple of days and although it doesn't seem like we've done much I'm really pleased with how it's coming along. There wasn't anything wrong before but I was fed up with Ruby digging and walking over the flower beds so they are coming up and being replaced with slate and plants in pots. The red stone that was under the pergola is being mixed with the main gravel and also replaced with slate. It took ages to get this out and clean it as it had lots of conifer clippings in from next doors huge hedge.

My plants are potted, just hope they survive.The beds are empty ready for lining and slate, DH has buried the pond cable and relaid the lower steps from the patio and I have painted all the pergola. We can't do any more until after the confiers our side have been trimmed which will not be until the weekend after the Royal Wedding; then we can clean all through including the patio and lay the liner and slate

I can only do a small bit each day which is why it takes so long - here's a few photos.

All the red gravel was under the pergola
and is now on the main part. I painted all the pergola too
One of the beds cleared by DH
DH's Pixie Clematis
I have been working on Hazel's RR all this week, and have just finished. I don't usually chose filled in cross stitch so it made a change to work on this. It's from Cross Stitch Card Shop and was a series of Winter Animal Cards. I chose the badger as DS was Ianthe Badger when he did 6 months at the Wildlife Trust.
Hazel's RR
 It's back to school tomorrow but only Year 11 are in so it should be quiet. We're off to the caravan for the Royal Wedding weekend - I hope you all enjoy the next weekend's fun what ever you are doing.
Congratulations to William and Kate


  1. Gardeing is hard work, but the result is well worth the effort, thats what i tell Dh when he complains about his aches after a day out there LOL

    Hazel's RR looks super, my turn next for this one.

    Enjoy your weekend away!

  2. Your garden will look lovely when you have finished. It is best to take it a bit at a time. Hazel's RR is looking great. Have a lovely weekend at the caravan.

  3. Your garden is lovely, it will be worth all the effort in the end.
    Have a nice weekend at the caravan

  4. All the hard work will pay off in the end Clare - it's coming along very nicely. I love pixie clemetis - we lost one during bad weather a couple of years ago and haven't managed to replace it yet.
    Great work on the RR

  5. Have a great weekend at the caravan. You're not lining the streets for the royal wedding. We're be up early to watch if on TV. Coverage starts at 3 am.


  6. Hazel's RR looks lovely.

    Have a fantastic weekend!


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