Andy and I have decided to set to on the garden at last!! It was horribly neglected last year because of the building work we were having done. The garden was full of building materials and rubbish and subsequently not a lot was done. We certainly paid for it and with the bad winter we had the garden was looking terrible.
Andy has been busy building two raised beds next to the greenhouse ready for the veggies we will grow this year.
The first one is finished and has been planted up with some pumpkins, squash, onions and garlic. We still need to get some top soil to finish the second bed.
The decking has been moved under the old oak tree, and my summer house has had a much needed spring clean and spruce up with some summery bunting.
I pulled everything out and then re stacked it all in neatly...it probably won't look this way for long!!
I love sitting in here sorting through everything with the windows open and my pink Roberts radio tuned into radio 2.
The sweet peas are planted out and the tub ready for the runner beans.
There is still a lot to do but if we do a bit each week then hopefully the garden will be up and running again.
Of course Lily Pug has to be in on the action.
I think the Pugs were hanging around because they could smell the barbecue
Last weekend Elvis and I helped collect money for the PAT dog charity at our local garden centre. Elvis visits a nursing home fortnightly as a PAT dog and they love him. I enjoy it also because I miss my nursing days and caring for people. Elvis had to undergo a strict assessment to ensure he was of the right temperament to visit vulnerable people. Unfortunately our other Pugs wouldn't be suitable as they are too boisterous!!
He was partnered by Robbie the ex racing greyhound who is also a PAT dog. They loved the attention and we raised a fair amount of money so it was a good day all round.
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and enjoying this beautiful yet unexpected summer weather.
Hope you all have a very Happy Easter.