I mentioned in my previous post that we had been given a new (rather large) rockery where the pond once was. Well, there was a lot of top soil left over & there were piles of bricks that had been dug up from where the caravan stood so Hubby decided to utilise these materials & create a patio area for us. He had some help from his dad to lay the bricks etc & they did a really good job! Here was the rockery before:
Here it is now:
I think it looks fantastic! We enjoyed a few lunches at the table earlier this week - the weather has now done a U-turn, so I don't know when we'll be doing that again though!!!
Previously there had been a small rockery/border that separated the pond from the lawn & there were paths that went from the lawn & along each side of the pond. Hubby had the idea to extend this rockery/border to meet the border along the left-hand side of the garden & effectively sectioning the patio area from the lawn completely. Here's how it looks:
This is where it meets the existing border:
Here are a couple of close-ups:
I can see this rockery from my kitchen window & it makes me smile every time I look out there. It's now such a usable, pretty space.
In other garden news, the seeds & plants in my greenhouse are continuing to do very well:
and we have 2 beautiful trees at the bottom of the garden that are covered in pink & white blossom (the photo really doesn't do them justice)
Unfortunately the blossom is starting to fall off so the garden is beginning to get covered with pink & white flowers - not really looking forward to clearing all that up, but Hubby did just buy a leaf blower/vac so that should at least make it more manageable!!!
I hope that you had a lovely weekend wherever you are.