We have a new addition to the ever increasing machines and engines to the Nesbitt collection.....a sit on lawn mower. Jon has been after another one for a while and has been putting this through its paces.
Notice the patio weeds - this is a job which drives me up the wall. A good radio programme takes my mind away from the monotony of the task in hand and I am happy to say I have now obliterated and dandelions for the moment thanks to an old steak knife - very therapeutic in removal of roots. The hens peck between the patio slabs so any chemical weedkiller is a no no.
It would appear that Bing is very much an outdoor animal. He is quite content to be in the garden with us. Fetching his ball, stick or log throughout the afternoons....then sleeping away on an evening. We do chain him up when we are working in the garden - for the safety of the hens which seem to fascinate him - they are laying wonderful eggs at the moment, regular too, so we don't want any disturbances there thank you.
Jon has been working really hard in the garden - pulling up old trees and pruning hedges and shrubs back. We are making changes to the garden - a wayward shrubbery has been pruned and more turf will be put down.....more turf = more mowing on the new mower!
Freida is a great role model in the garden and Bing is happy to follow her example.
It will be interesting to see how the garden develops over the next few weeks - it has been great to be outside, making the most of the good weather.