Yes it's that time of year when we reluctantly cast our eyes towards the garden, when the hedge is growing, the grass is full of dandelions and the weeds are doing a conga up the garden path! I've never had green fingers and a mixture of ill health, bad weather and family issues means my dad and I have neglected the garden over the last five years and now we have a ton of work to do! You can follow our 'adventures' through the summer!
Yesterday, I decided for the first time ever, to cut the hedge. I usually leave it to my dad but now it's time to do more myself. I bought a new hedge cutter at Aldi at a great price two weeks ago so yesterday, out I went to tackle the hedge in the front garden. I was expecting it to be hard work but although the hedge cutter was heavy to hold, I was wielding it like Leatherface in the Texas Chain Saw Massacre! I was thinking how great this would be during the zombie apocalypse then I realised we wouldn't have electricity to run it...
So I had a nice dinner of stir fry chicken with Peking Lemon sauce and long grained rice and sat down to read a nice zombie novel...and the pains started in my back, knees and hips. Erk! I couldn't get comfy in my bed so this morning I looked and felt like a zombie plus I feel like someone pulled my arms out of the sockets! Great! Another week of soreness to enjoy! Still, it's one job of many done and my dad did a bit of weeding.
Still to do:
Lay new paving stones in front garden
New gate for front garden
Gravel for side of path in front garden
Construct water collection bin in back garden
Construct compost bin in back garden
Paint fence in back garden
Plant holly bushes front and back gardens
Lay circular patio in back garden