North Shore

North Shore
View of Llandudno from The Little Orme

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Being Kept Busy...Inside And Out

marking out the circle

We are now at the end of May. It's always good to report that it's been a busy month. The weather is still trying to decide what to do! I have had shorts and sandals on but have had to resort to jeans again now. It's difficult to believe but 3 years ago I went in for my first swim at 7.30 at night as it was so hot!! I'd just photographed the start of the Deganwy Dash and simply had to go for a swim  even though I didn't have any swim gear with me.
I'm giving vegetables another go in the garden but between slugs and pooing animals ....(not sure if it is a cat or fox)  even though I have put plenty of sticks over the area,  whatever it is has still managed to up root my onion sets and leave a deposit! My pot of peas have been put on a chair and the snails have still managed to find them....... determined so and sos.

enlarging the curve in the border

The circular shape will make the border less under the apple tree canopy

Happy Black bird

Circle taking shape at last

Re using turf under the tree

Utilising the  old roof tiles around the edges

Plenty of food appearing

Moving the irises

The temporary box I made from shelves in the old garage is now dismantled and the rosemary andn lavendar have been dug out

Herbs now planted near the back door
Back in April I started trying to re shape the nearer part of the back lawn but had to put that on hold as I hurt my back. Last week I set to with it again, so that is gradually taking shape  I'm in the midst of moving plants around and the black birds are really enjoying all the earth disturbance. I always have to check that I don't flatten them with flying soil or plants.

Friday, 6 March 2015

It's Already March 2015!

It's amazing to think that a year ago I was clearing up after having the roof re newed.....and what an experience that was! You don't realise how stressful it all is until all the scaffolding and workmen disappear.. I'm hoping that no big jobs arise this year although the boiler has been making some rather loud noises of late! When I moved in in 2007 I was warned that the boiler was quite old, so since then I have been half waiting for it to die but i have to say that it (touch wood) is still going strong.I only decorated the utility room last year as I kept putting it off thinking there was no point if major boiler works were going to have to be done.
We have had a relatively mild winter again so the spring flowers are all springing into life and bringing new colour into the garden.This year I will hopefully get more done in the garden. I still have some trellis painting to do and I have some new ideas which would be nice to try out..... so watch this space to see if it gets done!
Spring flowers making their welcome appearance

Spring flowers making their welcome appearance

Spring flowers making their welcome appearance

Spring flowers making their welcome appearance

Spring flowers making their welcome appearance

1st butterfly of the year. Found when tidying out the wood shed

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Sorry No Recent Bloggs. It's been My busiest Season So Far

Again a bit of a gap in the blogg.  This has definitely been my busiest year so far and at times it has been a struggle to stay on top of everything but now the bookings are dropping off quite considerably so I'm hoping to catch up on all the tasks that have been left un done!If you do want to see what has been happening in and around Lymehurst B & B then you can always check out the  Facebook Page
Here's just a photographic taster of what's been happening
The Llandudno Sea Trathlon

The Tour Of Britain comes to Llandudno

The Tour Of Britain comes to Llandudno

 My stock of local honey bought at Conwy Honey Fair.
Addition of Trellis in the garden of the many jobs to catch up on!!

The West Shore Beach Cafe finally opens after suffering winter storm damage.

The West Shore Beach Cafe finally opens after suffering winter storm damage. Fabulous views

One guest's view from the cable car of Llandudno Bay
 My birthday cake lovingly created by my daughter while on a visit home. ....and yes it was as good as it looked.
 Wow, what a beautiful car. My street cred went right up. A rare 1953 Lagonda. So classy

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

I Love My Garden.

 Since owning my first home I have always enjoyed gardening, trying to make the most out of whatever outdoor space we had. and found it to be theraputic Each garden has had a pond or two no matter how small, as I think ponds help to attract even more wild life. When I moved into my parents' house in Harrogate I dug a small pond and had so much enjoyment sitting beside it that I then dug a much larger one, this, even in it's first season attracted frogs, newts dragon flies etc Unfortunately, I can only think that it is because our garden here is enclosed by walls that Istill have had no frogs  or newts even though the pond  must be about 4 years old now. However on a more positive note I do love this garden and how it is evolving and changing each year and has that "un tamed "look. These photos show the gradual progress and I will add more from this year in another blogg.


The Garden at Lymehurst..Changes Are Happening

The trellis starting to be erected
 I have not been able to spend as much time in the garden as I would have liked but a few things have changed. I have had trellis put up to make the middle seating area more cosy and private (well it will be once the plants have grown!) My plan is to grow scented climbers up the trellis. I have never grown roses before  but I love the scent that they give off so I want to choose really perfumed varieties as well as honey suckles and jasmine. So any suggestions are welcome
Next section to be put up

The seating area now surrounded

More trellis along the walls

Archway now created

Wonderful Summer Guests

Di and Roy...colour co ordinated as ever

Lovely thank you gift left by my lovely memorable guests
It's been busy , busy , busy here at  but that's a good thing. Again I have had some lovely guests but two spring to mind. I had a couple stay for 13 nights, he was 90 she was 88. They drove up here from Somerset. What a wonderful positive, active couple they turned out to be. Here was I offering to set up the loungers in the garden but they didn't have time for that!! they were too busy travelling around calling on friends being out all day and only coming back for afternoon tea.They totally charmed all the other guests who stayed and were able to have interesting chats at breakfast time. One other guest even wanted to adopt them as his grandparents!.