Life continues, Hugh's laptop is larger than mine so the keyboard is a challenge.
When we came here a year ago, there was NO garden at all , 2 maples, one lime tree, one lemonade tree, bare dirt at the front, and a cherry tree by a palm.
added loads of soil and compost and mix, put in an edging and now it is showing so much colour. The lily has multiple heads, and the hollyhocks at the back are about 8 foot tall.
The tall tree was there, but now has Dianthus at the front, Foxgloves, Lychnis, Gaura, and other small plants to fill it all in.
It was a bit difficult to get the light and shadow right, but there are tall pink forgetmeot,Watsonia, more Lychnis, some lobelia, and gladioli just starting to bloom
This is the most beautiful flower right now, a Japanese Iris, a plant gifted from a new friend, and has already had 3 stems with 5 blooms.
No post would be complete without the ginger Boris making an appearance. He has coped fairly well with the move, but does stray over the street.
I will not spoil the garden views with photos of all the dust covers and paint pots, they can wait until tomorrow
Meantime, thank you all SO much for the lovely comments, it is so good to be back, I think the
year of moving, adjusting, and having workmen doing alterations and more took its toll.
There is one wall in the lounge to paint, it has been filled with whatever the painter slaps on then sands off, the primer coat is on, and next will be a lovely grey. Half Alabaster, a Resene colour, and we have used that in the other lounge and the hall
Quotation of the day, author unknown
" Look beyond the rain and see the rainbow"
Greetings from Jean,