The yard is still to be cleared, but at least Mum’s gardener has had a look to see what needs to be taken. He is charging a pittance, but I have a horrible feeling that he has underestimated how much junk there is to move and how difficult it will be to take up the decking. Hopefully he will be here at some point this week.
I have been researching cat friendly plants, and as well as roses I have winter honeysuckle on my list. It should give me some interest and some scent in the winter which will be lovely. According to Battersea honeysuckle is thought to have the same affect as catnip, so I can’t see anything going wrong there!
An outdoor settee is on order (you wouldn’t believe how difficult it was to find something that is not part of a 3 piece suite) and should be here during the week. I do need to think about some solar powered lighting so that I can sit out and enjoy the air in the evening.
Over the last couple of years, when the yard has been unusable, and I haven’t had the money to put it right, not using it hasn’t bothered me terribly. Now that I know it will shortly be an accessible space again, I am chomping at the bit to get it done and the delays are irritating.
Summer has arrived this weekend, and if the weather forecast is to be believed it may be sticking around for a little while. No doubt, as soon as it disappears, the garden will be fit to sit in!