With things on the go all over the place the front of the house can get a bit neglected – something we having been trying to rectify this week.
Here is a picture taken in April when we got a magnolia
As we wanted it outside the house, where there is clay below the gravel, we had to build a deep drainage sump so it would not become waterlogged
It seems to be happy there
Last month we got a load of stone to build a circular wall round the blue barrel
The dumpy bag has sat outside the front door since then so we decided to throw up a quick dry stone surround until we could do a proper job.
We could not resist this pair of bay trees from a local eBay seller
Then we found he was also selling olive trees
not to mention
So we are getting a bit tidier on the doorstep
Some other nearby flowerings: