This was the dry stone wall many years ago. I spent an entire summer pulling out the grass and weeds.
Even then, although the succulents I planted brought lovely colours and interest to the wall, the surface area was a constant weeding project. The field on the other side of the fence is where the horses graze and pop their heads over...so we can not plant anything which could cause them harm....
So last year we did this.
Looking onto the front lawn the bulbs we planted are coming through - I can see a lawn edging afternoon is on the cards.
Again here - the Euphorbia needs some tall flowers amongst the vivid greens.
We have been busy clearing another area in the front lawn - this will be turfed with a small bulb interest around the base of the trees. We are not sure what the trees are but they are a popular spot for the bird food and are just opposite the snug window.
At the side of the house, overlooking the paddock we have removed old shrubs and again this area will be turfed - linking the garden to the paddock. This is where we sit on an evening - a sun trap.
At the bottom of the garden - an old tree root Jon winched out. The hedge has been cut back and will grow thicker.
The hens love to roam freely - the pond is another project. Originally for the geese, now we have no geese we want to do some work on the pond area.
The bonfire increases in size by the minute.
This was the back shrubbery a couple of years ago...
Now cleared and awaiting turf.
Whist out on the motorbike we spotted this garden clock in a sale.....
The area at the base of the cherry tree wants digging out again for bulb interest.
So whilst I see there is lots to do I feel more relaxed and organised when I see the progress we have made.