It's been a very pleasant day today. Well it is the weekend ... why wouldn't it be.
I worked this morning and then we headed out for a frap fix and I bought new pjs and Nigel got some t shirts to 'alter'. Oh yes - we are very crafty in our house!
We also bought some shrubs for a border Nigel cleared. It was once a rockery but we had long since ceased to be able to see the stones. It was overgrown and had been pretty much for the 23 years we have lived here. We kept cutting it back and we took a tree (a 6 foot 'dwarf' conifer, out last year, but there were two self seeded saplings too, a birch and a holly.
Nigel dug it all - and I mean all - out last week so we have put some new shrubs in. It looks drab - it is nasty weather, drizzling etc. But I wanted to take photos as they first went in
Once he has pressure washed the bricks it will look lovely.
He also worked hard on the other rockery beds we have ... though they all look a bit grim in the dull drizzle.
My azaleas are just coming out - and there is a frost due, so even though it is dull and wet I snapped them too before the frost destroys them. We have 5 beautiful azaleas in that bed alone - it is just the bright pink that is in flower yet.
and this is our newly planted pot that is under the porch and never gets rain and so needs watering even in the depths of winter - so it won't ever need watering again. I have planted it with fake plants! Ha!
This afternoon involved scrapping and creating and it was fun.
I can't share the new scrapping so you will have to make do with a page made a while ago
This is another page for our Treasure Trails album. It is from a trail we did round Wimborne. Now if you had asked we would have said we knew Wimborne ... our neighbouring town ... really well. Turns out we didn't as it took us to some places we had never been to which were lovely.
Today I am thankful for
- a lovely chilled day.
- a lovely garden Nigel has created and maintained.