It is one of the pleasures of gardening: sitting down for an alfresco lunch with no feeling of guilt about the calories. After all, we have really been burning off those calories during the morning. On the menu lentil soup followed by potato/corn cakes with avocado and tomato salsa. A glass of wine would be nice but we have more work to do. V8 it is.
Such a beautiful day. D continues his project down the side of the house. He is putting in a pathway to the back of the house. Phase 1 takes the path to the end of the fence and around the corner.
After much discussion we decided to edge in wood to conform with the fence.
We haven't quite decided whether to fill the path with decomposed granite or gravel. Either way I have had to make a promise not to let anything grow in the path!
Meanwhile I was working in the back garden, cutting back the 7 roses, the Philippine violet and cleaning and refilling the bird bath. After I had tidied up I gave everything a good watering. There has been no rain for over a month.
Then I moved into the potager, cleaning out and re-composting two of the veggy. beds, cutting back the winter weary peas and putting shingles on the roof of the bee house. We have full occupancy. Goodness knows how the tenants are going to get out of the lower apartments. They seem to have been plastered with some kind of resin. But I do know I will soon be redoing the apartments for new tenants.
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