My garden this year is beautiful! We bought a gazebo and it’s the best thing we’ve done. It really makes the patio feel more welcoming and we have sat out loads more than previous years. It wasn’t expensive and is excellent quality. You can get one from B&M bargains for £69.99.
I’ve got lots of pots this year too. I usually don’t bother because the dogs ruin them but I’ve put some on top of the kennel and they look great. Most of my plants have come from netto and they were really good value. I bought a huge foxglove for £5 and it’s doing well, I would definitely recommend the plants from there.
My border is really full too, it could do with a bit of a sort out which I’ll do next spring. I should have made the effort this year but I was feeling lazy. I just wanted to get the seating area done do we could enjoy the weather. It would be really nice if I could get rid of the green mesh but I can’t, it stops the dogs getting in and crushing everything. They really are bastards.
This poppy is from the local garden centre and it’s my fourth time trying to grow them, for some reason they never seem to take. This one seems to have settled in so fingers crossed I’ve cracked it!
So that’s what I’ve been up to. Just pottering about in the garden and enjoying being at home. I’ve had a few really bad weeks pain wise and the sun has stopped me getting too fed up. I think sitting in the sun and reading a book can make most things seem not as bad. I’m looking forward to going away to Cornwall next month, in fact I can’t wait.