The weather’s been so good today that we’ve spent much of it in the garden; after food shopping, followed by coffee and lying about with the Guardian, then lunch that is, so, on reflection, the afternoon has been spent outside. Everything was looking out of shape and overgrown and needed pruning. Suddenly lots of blossom has appeared, last weekend the branches were bare, what a difference a week makes.
Best of all though, the blackthorn is covered in blossom, potentially, lots of sloe gin! We had virtually none last year.
This is the second weekend in the garden. Last weekend we took up an area of block paving outside the back door, it’s never been flat, so the table that comes out with the good weather wobbled. It was also very weedy and messy looking. Not now though!
It was very heavy, head down and just keep going kind of work, eventually though we got them all up, all 600 of them. We replaced them with slabs and pebbles.
It looks loads better and looks bigger too. I ached until Wednesday, but it was worth it.
Now having a glass of homemade plum wine as a reward for today’s hard work, it’s gorgeous, a lovely aperitif.