On the doorstep

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

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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

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It seems to be happy there

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Last month we got a load of stone to build a circular wall round the blue barrel

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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.

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We could not resist this pair of bay trees from a local eBay seller

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Then we found he was also selling olive trees

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and

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not to mention

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So we are getting a bit tidier on the doorstep

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Some other nearby flowerings:

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