Monday, 25 May 2009

Lupins in the garden

The lupins are looking really good at the moment.

New Roof

This weekend my brother started on the roof of the extension and felted and battoned it ready for the slates. The weather on Sunday was perfect. Clear blue sky that we haven't seen for a while and lots of sunshine.

Over the past week...

Sunday was a total wash out which was unfortunate as I'd been invited to a family BBQ. It turned out to be a good party but we had to have it indoors and cooked the sausages under the grill!

My dad above, waiting for the food! A bit later on the weather improved so we managed to get out into the garden and kick a ball around with my nephew.

Later that day when I arrived home, I got onto Ebay as I'd been watching a Georgian mahogany bow fronted chest of drawers which was to end that evening and amazingly, I won it! The next day my brother and I trecked out in the van to Mold in Flintshire to collect it.

The new chest of drawers. It looks really nice but could do with a good polish. At the moment it's sitting in the living room but eventually I think we'll put it in one of the bedrooms!

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Rain, Rain, Rain

It hasn't rained for ages here but yesterday we had thunder and a torrential downpour. As a result we had little bit of a leaky roof last night! The extension is still to get its tiles on so is not exactly waterproof yet. We used every bucket and bowl we could find in the house to catch the drips! By the morning everything had dried up again.Anyway, thanks to the rain the garden is now looking lovely and the spring flowers have really perked up.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Oteley Garden

Azaleas and rhododendrons at Oteley

On Sunday I went to have a look around Oteley garden in Ellesmere. It opens to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme for charity and is pretty good value at £3 for entry. At this time of year the rhododendrons and azaleas are beautiful. There is also a very impressive walled vegetable garden and woodland walk than runs along the mere.

Cherry Blossom

This is my first post!!

2009 is our cherry tree's third spring in our garden. The blossom is beginning to finish now but it was really at it's best a couple of week's ago when I took this photo.