An ancient rabbit brought into the rescue
Now…..I’m not usually the type of girl that likes to boast, but this week I’m feeling rather proud of myself.
Y’see I’ve finally learnt to speak dove. Now you may think dove is similar to pigeon, woodpigeon and collared dove, but let me assure you that it’s quite different as there’s far more cooing involved. This little dove chick that I’ve been hand feeding really seemed to appreciate my efforts!
I became fluent in cat and dog in my early teens, and mastered ferret, sheep, duck and chicken many years ago. Currently, I’m working on guinea pig and hamster, and hope one day to learn herring gull.
I’m also really pleased with my newly planted lavender hedge, and even though it’s only small, it smells gorgeous. I can just imagine the bees and butterflies on it next year. This is one of my new wildflower borders that I grew from seed. I’m really happy with the size of the plants and delighted to see Lady’s bedstraw actually flowering.
Here’s a muskmallow in the other wildflower border blooming away. It’s already three foot and will be twice the size next year.
I’ve been busy taking LOTS of cuttings…which means hundreds of free plants next year……
I’m finally getting runner beans…
And my sweet peas are flowering, about time too!
I’m positively powering through the decorating, I’ve now done the kitchen, the downstairs hall, daughters bedroom, the bathroom, the dining room…..
And this little rest room. Mmmmmmm….I got a bit arty on the ceiling!!!
I’ve been wondering what to do about this trench that the dogs have run through the raised pond area in the back garden…..my neighbour asked me why I had dug this, which did make me laugh, I know I’m a bit cooky, but not that cooky!!!!
His Lordship had better get this digging lark out of his system before the big re-vamp next year!
And finally, a map of the garden layout for Nikki and anyone else who gets confused by my ramblings about front, back and courtyard gardens.