Has it been nearly a year since my last post?
I have really missed blogging, but for a long time life just got in the way and there wasn't anything terribly interesting to blog about. I won't dwell on the months of dealing with planners, agents and builders, but just say that we are waiting for a new house to be built on the rear part of our garden, having sold the plot to a local builder. This has meant knocking down the garage, moving a large shed and getting rid of my greenhouse to create a new driveway which at least made us have a good clear out! It was a big decision, but having been approached by developers many times we knew it would happen sooner or later. At least we've had a say in the design and are happy it will work in the space.
We decided to stay put until the new house is built which has meant adjusting to a smaller garden, but it's still plenty big enough for Lottie to run around in so she's happy.
The area where the garage was has been graveled and makes a lovely sheltered patio for my potted plants.
I planted up a new border with some pretty flowers for cutting and made a new mini veg and herb bed near the back door. Even though it was done pretty late in the season and planted up with odds and ends from the garden centre it's not doing too badly. It's only 15 x 5 feet but I've squashed in 4 courgette plants, broad beans, runner beans, sweetcorn and some peas amongst the herbs and nasturtiums.
I've been out and about a bit more this year so plan to do a few catch up posts in the coming days, probably starting with my recent visit to Mottisfont, if I can whittle the photos down from the dozens taken.
After that I might become one of the many who've turned to Instagram. I'm still finding my way round but I'd love to hear your comments and tips for taking good pics with a phone.
My new Galaxy phone is brilliant for wider angle shots, but I'm working on the close up stuff!
Anyway, it's good to be back. See you soon.