Sunday, September 28, 2008

Busy bees

We've had a very busy and productive weekend sorting the garden out. We have been in the process of building a raised bed along one of the fences as our neighbours garden is higher than ours and the soil keeps falling in from their side to our side. We must have started it months ago, around the time when David finished the decking but then we've either been busy or the weather has been miserable or we've been too lazy or tired to do anything about it.

But it is finished now :) We've had brilliant weather and the garden is all ready for the winter now. The raised bed is done, I emptied the compost into it (my first 'home made' compost - very exciting) It's all weeded and David even managed to destroy his block of concrete that he has been hacking away all summer much to the delight of the neighbours on Sunday afternoons ;) And David even mowed the lawn.

Now I just need to get some plants to plant in it. I've got a bamboo that I've moved into it and a forsythia that we bought months ago in a garden centre sale. There are few self seeded foxgloves as well in varying shades of white and pink but apart from that there are plenty of room for more plants. It doesn't really get much sunlight as next doors fence shades it most of the day so we'll probably get lots of ferns that love the shade to go in there. 

Henrik enjoyed the weekend as well. He spent a lot of time in the garden either walking around the decking holding onto the bench or sitting on a blanket in the lawn. He is getting more and more mobile but still likes to hold onto things while he is walking. This morning at church he was taking advantage of anyone who was standing close enough and moving from person to person holding onto their legs...he manage to startle quite a few of them - I guess you are not really expecting anyone to come and touch your knees when you are standing around drinking coffee!

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