London has a pretty heavy amount of rain which makes up for some dry spells in the summer months – who knew, we can do sunshine in England. Surely it rains all the time?
Okay, I know you’re all anxious to know about my autumn garden works, esp. my on going battle to achieve the perfect lawn. As avid readers know, the current plans involve a family wedding hosted here in August 2021, when I intend there to be an absolutely perfect lawn, 90% of which will be covered in a marquee. But, and here’s the thing, I’ll know its perfect underneath and if anyone who’s lost the will to live by the interminable speeches takes a moment to lift a corner, I want dazzle, I want glistening emerald, I want herbaceous pizazz!
In the process of preparing it for the autumn weed and feed we cut, scarified and aerated it. That was last time and it looked like this.
Ten days later and it was looking like this
Lots of new growth and a sharp green hue. Which is encouraging but it needs a good winter of Goldilocks weather and a calm spring. In any event we will do the while thig again in April and then keep it watered – much to the terror of the Textiliste who so isn’t into watering lawns, but needs must… my needs!
As for the rest well we’ve still a lot of building works and reshaping works being undertaken.
And there is my newly tidied working area with the cunning use of pallets as a recycled holder for the canes and poles that provided support for the displays.
And there’s a fair bit of colour.
And Dog… of course
Sorry, this is Dog..