Yes work to be done, and that in our front garden. The back garden is taking care of itself for the moment, quite wild, but all the same some vegetables are growing and fruit is being harvested already.
But the front garden has hardly been touched for the past six years. For years I could not do anything much as I had a bad flare up of fibromyalgia. For the moment that is under control. And so the work has been waiting and it is a pleasure to do it now. Trouble is that I have several ‘projects’ on the go at once. All maintenance has to be done otherwise in this damp climate everything rots, wood especially. And so, apart from power washing the patio, there are the pillars to paint, the woodwork of the fence to be sanded and treated with Sadolin or something like that, and the hedges need cutting also. And I have been and still want to introduce more container plants, especially the Hosta which I adore.
Wellingtons waiting! And as can be seen there is much work, especially the red brick I want to get really clean as it looks lovely when they are done. All the same I am very aware of not wasting water!!! But what else can one do, I decided to concentrate on the red bricks. And to remove the moss, if I could achieve that I would be happy enough.
As can be seen….lots of moss and dirty bricks!
This is the end result more or less after several hours of work and too much water wasted (where is it all going? Underneath the house? I have all these questions and in a way I am happy that I am only doing this job every so many years.
These Verbena I potted up the other day, l love the colours and they give a cheerful face to the front garden. The Buddleia is also almost flowering, that will bring many butterflies! The Rose pot which used to be in the back garden I am now enjoying when I look out the kitchen window while cooking, it is a joy!
In Gozo, last winter I did see lots of lovely and well kept front gardens, the plants were mainly succulents, often in containers, beautiful. I started then to fantasize about putting more containers with flowers in our own front garden to brighten it up.
While I am wrecked tonight, it has been well worth the effort today.
I think that I deserve another visit to the Garden Centre tomorrow!