We are officially at 'down tools' for the summer. Today we turfed and gardened until our bodies ached. But it is a fab feeling, knowing that for now, all big jobs are done. There will be the odd picture hung, the odd ikea piece to put together and we still need to put the house numbers up, but these are 10 minute jobs not 8 hour jobs!!! This is the result of todays efforts...
Absolutely amazing the difference a little bit of grass makes. We have had lots of people walking past commenting and offering moral support.
I bought the mulch in bags as I could not fathom wheelbarrowing another load of anything! 40 bags later!!!
You'll notice on the front left side we have a few rolls left. Pretty good estimation though. The bare patch is actually council land. I may roll out the extra turf...if I can move tomorrow! Because of the unusual shape block, we had to do LOTS of cutting and trimming of the turf rolls. Poor DH did most of this and is in pain from his efforts!
I planted a 'Little Gem' magnolia. Actually need 2 more but the size I bought (hard to tell in the picture) is expensive, so I will until next month. I do love them!
I also planted some fountain grass (gets a fair bit bigger than this). Not to everyone's taste but I happen to like it - especially the fluffy bits. We also have some large flax in the garden which was kindly given to us by a neighbour.
And as a reward, this is what I am now enjoying.
Later this week I will show you a new planter I bought for inside and this will sit on the low shelf of the stand...
It's in the same large living area as this stool but not so close you can tell they are different.I plan to soak in a bath after dinner...sooth my aching muscles. Thanks also to my dad who lent a hand this morning - not well but still rolls up his sleeves and helps out (won't take no for an answer!)