Just a little note to give you an update on how things are going, or not, with the back yard.
The trees are gone and the hostas and ferns are beginning to recover. Phil wanted to construct a roofed gazebo on our patio, but realized it would be fairly expensive. Solution: a purchased gazebo. He chose one that has a solid roof and intended to bolt it to the patio with tap-con screws.
Sadly, it’s bigger than the patio. Solution: Phil is going to dig post-holes and sink some sono-tubes in the ground and pour proper footings for the gazebo.
Unfortunately, it’s been too hot to do a lot of work on the weekends.
So we wait.
Second problem, we had this small pond beside the patio. It’s never been what either of us envisioned, so it came out this year. The ground has been levelled but there are still all the stones around the edge.
Phil wants to replace them with retaining wall bricks or landscaping ties, but not until next year when he builds the deck overtop the patio and knocks down the brick retaining wall he build several years ago, and a whole bunch of other stuff that I think is a little too ambitious.
We’ll see what can be done.
In the meantime, it’s no outdoor office for Mellie.
As far as the gardens go, I’ve decided to let them grow wild. I keep up with the weeding as I can, but I’m not moving plants from one area to another, thinning, or any other typical gardening duties.
The result is wonderfully chaotic.
Strawberry harvest is done. Had about a week’s worth of berries on my morning cereal. Perfect.
And my hedge rose has gone crazy this year! I’m not complaining 🙂
My mom is helping a friend prepare for a move down south to be near family. As a result, I’ve nabbed a couple of things.
A lampe Berger.
And another dolphin for the office collection.
Tomorrow: An ever so brief pupdate (the last, I hope) and another book review. I’m thinking Blaze Ignites.
See ya then!