Having made the difficult decision of having the hazel and Judas trees removed (which all took much longer than anticipated due to the problem of not being able to get a stump-grinder down the narrow side passage by the house!) it seemed like a good time to look seriously at the grass. Doing so brought the recognition that something a bit more than scarifying and reseeding was needed so I acknowledged defeat and called in some professional help. Here is the result laid yesterday - wow!
For once I am pleased to see rain on Good Friday!
In spite of its smart appearance my new bird box doesn't seem to be of interest to any of the blue tits but there is a lot of frantic black bird activity near the house. It looks like they are building a nest in the dense forsythia, bay and entwined clematis and Kiftsgate rose branches very near the French windows. Thrilling but a recipe for a lot of ducking out of the way by me and anxious blackbirds! I also really must now succeed in deterring all these wretched cats!
Small Garden Story
Over some 15 + years, I have been photographing the evolution of my small (85 x 15 foot) garden and it seems a waste not to put these records into some sort of context. Beginning here in April 2010 this Blog is intended to both act as a diary and to share past and present successes (and some failures), pleasures and disappointments with fellow garden-lovers. In due course, I intend to fill in some of the background and early days but that will have to wait until the winter months!