Thursday 31 July 2014
Sunshine and Showers...
The day started of grey and overcast and a nice cool temperature, ideal for some heavy digging in the garden so a start was made on the Lavender border
First it was marked out and the turf skimmed off then time for a cuppa
Then roughly dug over and a sprinkling of fish blood and bone meal then another cuppa
Then out with the Mantis Tiller to break it all down and yes another cuppa
In with the first of the Lavender plants a good watering tidy up and then the rain started
just what the plants needed.
While the rain came down I retreated indoors, last week I bought a freestanding unit from Ikea for the bathroom so I got it put together
Now it is filled and another couple of small boxes are empty, I do like Ikea units they are so easy to put together, this unit has glass shelves on the top and underneath in the cupboard are another 3 shelves, I like the fact that you can adjust the feet to make it stand level, it only cost £24 so that is another job done.
When the rain eased I headed out the back to tackle my herb garden project
up came the slabs
I plan to reuse the unbroken slabs
I skimmed off the lumpy bits and got the first of the membrane down
Then it rained again, so it was back indoors to empty a couple of boxes,
it has continued to shower so I have called it a day outside.
I have been sorting out this little corner under the kitchen window
Its looking a bit dull the chairs need staining once I get some space in the barn to do them, and the side wall of the utility room needs a coat of paint it will be done in a Buttermilk like the other outside walls when we get them done. For now its a nice place to sit and think and enjoy the view.