Monday 26 March 2012

The first ice cream of the season & garden progress

So we had a little taste of summer here this weekend; and without realising it I was for once in my life prepared with ice cream in the freezer and cones in the cupboard. We might need to invest in a proper ice cream scoop if this weather continues.

We had a flurry of activity in the garden over the weekend too; having been umming and urring in our normal fashion we finally just went for it and got some pro help in... not that we escaped having to do some hard labour ourselves - well actually for once it was me doing the hard labour; Hugh was on childcare duty with a sore shoulder due to {another} bike accident (stationary traffic, man getting out of car, ouch).

So now we are the guardians of lots of little specimens of life.

Hello future figs. Our bargain QVC magnolia tree is looking pretty perky too.

Nearly all the plants we've put in are tiny, some haven't even got any leaves yet; so it still looks like lots of bare earth.

Which meant we needed to protect the future flowers from those members of our family who don't know that they are not meant to just trample all over the flower beds and eat the soil. Lucky for us my sister was in town on Sunday and she bought us a car full of dogwood twigs so we made some makeshift mini-fences. Very rustic don't you think?

Click here for a look back at where we were last year.

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I have promised the children we'll make ice cream this holiday. Hope the weather holds...