The last days of May brought two surprises. The first was that our hidden gem flowered at last. You may recall we found this rhododendron hiding among overgrown shrubs in the front garden.
We are now the proud owners of a new fence. Once it stopped raining, we could fix support wires ready for the new rose 'Maigold'
Now to make the rest of the front garden just as smart.
So to work. Plants removed, soil forked over, weeds and stones picked out,
A weed suppressing membrane laid
And a bed of sand set
All the plants have been replanted and with the exception of sambucca nigra, everything seems to have coped with the move. I'll leave it until tomorrow evening and if it hasn't perked up I'll cut it back hard. If it then revives, it's unlikely it will flower this year but that is a small price to pay.
Oh yes, I mentioned two surprises - this little frog tucked up under a rock in the pond.
Very happy but very tired and achy.