Tuesday, 16 September 2014

259/365: The Front Garden


I'm so glad to get rid of the overgrown bushes that were in this patch - the kitchen is already much brighter since their removal.  The two manhole covers near the road sign are a bit of a surprise; I knew about the smaller one back by the wall but the other two were completely hidden by the bushes, so I'm wondering if it is possible to cover/disguise them in any way.
 
This patch is going to be gravelled and I'll just have one specimen shrub there - I've ordered a 'fire and ice' hydrangea which I'll keep in a pot on the decking through this winter and plant in this patch once it has grown a bit.  I may also put a load of bulbs in this area - haven't made a final decision on that yet though.

Monday, 15 September 2014

258/365: The Back Garden

 
The back garden is now cleared and I'm off tomorrow to order the membrane and gravel.  Some of the planted have been lifted and potted while the gravelling is sorted and then they'll be replanted in their new permanent positions. 
 
The front garden has been cleared as well so I'll show that to you tomorrow.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Friday, 12 September 2014

255/365: The Back Garden


The rest of the back garden will be cleared over the next few days and then I can get the membrane and gravel down before the end of the month.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Weigh In Wednesday [36]

I'm down another pound this week so am still keeping to my target loss of a pound a week - I've now lost 38 lbs in 38 weeks.
 
I haven't made any changes this week, just keeping with the plan - calorie counting and 30 minutes exercise a day is working for me.  I've started back at work now and will be more active throughout the day anyway, so it will be interesting to see if it has any affect on the rate of loss.
 
Linking with Weigh In Wednesday.

253/365: Heather 'Dark Star'


It has finished flowering for this year so is not looking its best!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

252/365: Erica 'Fiddler's Gold'


These flowers are tiny ... so delicate.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

250/365: Erica 'Albert's Gold'


I mentioned that I was planning to add some heathers to the garden and yesterday a friend turned up with 9 varieties for me.  It's a lovely gift and a total surprise.  However, I'm not ready for them yet as I haven't cleared the part of the garden where I planned to put them (although now I've seen them I may have a rethink!) so for the time being they are staying in pots.