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