This post is a blast from the past, in recognition of the summer that’s surely around the corner..
It’s hot here in London. Silly hot – sun fat dying insects hot where the air is a physical wall of heat rising up from the baking pavements and stumbling off buildings and glass.
So why am I thinking a bit of hard landscaping is in order? Mad. But it’s not something for today but to be chewed over, slowly.
We have a pinch point in the garden just where the table is. If the flowerbed there was taken back a couple of feet it would make much spatial sense.
Besides, who does’t love a bit of cobbling? Chosen carefully it can transform the mundane and put heaven in a backyard.
Laters, Kate x
This was the dream: Box hedging filled in with lavender, off set with a white climbing rose. Simple. Effective. And then the Box Moth caterpillar arrived en masse and started to do it’s worst.
I tried – I went round each plant, taking off the beasts and cutting back all the plants, then hosed them down with the pressure hose, all to no avail. The buggers came back. So drastic action was needed..all the box plants have gone. My flowerbeds are a wasteland with nothing more than a couple of brave shoots. I’m desperate to re-plant and nows the time to do it, but as you can see, the fence needs replacing (the neighbours have been building an extension) it will happen, and quite soon..but nothing can go back till it does or risk builders-boot-annihilation. I hope there will still be enough time to get some summer colour…
This is the plan..when the green light does shine I’m going for blousey minimalist (I think this could be a new ‘thing’)..filling the entire bed with lavender plants and one white climbing rose.
I keep telling myself dreaming is good.
Laters, Kate x