Saturday, January 12, 2019

Lady at work

Can´t settle, don´t feel creative, so next best thing, tackle the garden
We all know how gardens can run away with you, but ours seems to have galloped off running amok

First to tackle was the rose garden by the pool. I learnt very quickly that pruning takes place so much earlier than in the UK. I forgot to take a before picture, but I´m sure you can see by the piles of weeds and clippings how overgrown it had become. In fact we have one rose already in flower.

Finally finished except I can´t find the photo lol
Then moved on to tackle a very invasive plant, its all top growth with loads of dead wood beneath
There is actually a 2/3 foot bed underneath that lot

We have some large builders sacks which are very useful, three filled so far plus a couple of wheelbarrow loads

Moved the bench with its back to the pool and now I can sit and view the Med

Much warmer today, so after a nice cuppa in the Naya, it´s back to work.
Luckily we obtained our fire licence from the Suma office, so hopefully with a controlled bonfire most of the debris will disappear.

Take care


  1. It looks like you've been very busy. It's been quite mild here so there's still some summer flowers hanging on yet spring bulbs are now pushing their way through the ground.

    1. Warm and sunny here lovely to be out in it, it was all grey sky and drab when I was in the UK. I walked Rebecca around her new garden explaining the care of several plants and saw spring bulbs pushing their way up xcx

  2. Hi Chrissie ,your garden will look fantastic when you are finished and wow what wonderful views you have,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

    1. I want it to be low maintenance so plan to spray cover with shingle with the odd pot or two. I like the new position of the bench looking out to the med xcx

  3. that's a lot of clearing for you... sometimes physical work is what is needed (for you and the garden)…. what a lovely view... I think I wouldn't get anything done because I would be sitting on that bench...
    Thinking of you heaps...

    1. Now I have cleared the top, Chris was able to use the chain saw from below, a drop of about 4/5 ft. Trying to get rid of the roots is a pain as they are growing through a stone wall. It is tempting to just sit! xcx

  4. There is always so much to do in a garden and you have been busy with good results.
    How lovely to have your bench positioned so you can look out over the Med.

    My good wishes

    All the best Jan

    1. We have made quite good strides with our project. Don´t know why I didn´t move the bench ages before xcx