17 July 2008

July Update

So far July has been a time of consolidation in the garden but today saw a step forward with regard to our conifer patch, which has now been covered in gravel; hopefully, this will keep down the weeds and make upkeep that much easier. Compare the following photograph with the one in June.

17 Jul 2008

One other "improvement" has been the introduction of a 'Rabbit Fence' in front of the large conifers but behind the other bushes. This hasn't stopped Public Enemy Number 1 completely as I still have to seal off the space under the lower gate but I will get there in the end. Fortunately the couple that still find their way in haven't destroyed the "lawn", which is progressing reasonably well.

Now we are waiting for the families to arrive and fill up the house for three weeks. Let's hope that the weather improves so that the grandchildren can spend lots of time out of doors searching for Snakes, Frogs and Toads.

05 July 2008

Horticultural Question

I have managed to identify a large number of the plants in the garden but this one has beaten me, so far. Any ideas anyone? (The Red Fluffy Flower)

July has started with some rain then some more rain followed by the odd downpour so I have spent a lot of time reorganising the pictures on the Blog. I also found some missing links. If anyone reads any of the archives and finds anything missing, or wrong - spelling etc, then please let me know and I will do the corrections.