Archive for September 22nd, 2009

The front garden

September 22, 2009

It’s actually difficult to know how much of the ground in front of our house actually belongs to us but most people make an effort to keep the road looking pretty even if we don’t have front gardens as such. small bacs The containers in the picture should have geraniums or other colourful plants during the Summer but I’m afraid I left the heather and pansies from last Winter  until they finally died off.

Thierry replanted them with some greenery which looks much fresher.

He weeded between all stones and tidied up the garden in front of Whale’s bedroom window. side Our neighbour’s son had already given the conifer a haircut but the rest looked much healthier for a ‘good weed’ and the addition of some pansies.  You can see the weeds growing in front of the neighbour’s house. Ours were much worse than this!

There were two rhododendrons hidden behind the conifer and strangled by weeds.behind Thierry rescued them and put them in front while I put down plastic sheeting  covered in cocoa shells and held in place with logs to try to keep it tidy.

Every time I go in or out of the house I have to pinch myself to realise that this is our ‘garden’ all neat and tidy at last.



In answer to Derek’s question (see comments) here is a wider angled photo. We park the old Citroen in the garage and Jay has to keep his car outside. front of house