Bringing the roses in now as the rain and wind spoils them
Also we are digging out both island rose beds,
replanting one with David Austin L D Braithwaite - a gorgious deep red (keeping my rose beds with one colour rather than the mixed beds I have had in the past)
and grassing over the other one as the shrub border alongside is now very mature leaving little room between the rose bed and shrub border - also a little less work!
The colours are changing
and all temporary Geraniums gone from new bottom area and keeping only Sedums, lavender, herbs and roses (less work and watering)
Butterfly from Joyce (USA guests)
and the newly planted grassy area growing well
but still have the slabs to level off and
'my special feature' to be finished
Have decided the bunting will not go up until the better weather in the Spring (if I have it made by then - I am not a 'sewer')
Thinking of my son Peter who is at this moment in the middle of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania (aprox 18,000 ft), having been on Safari in the Serengeti before ending his trip relaxing in Zanzibar.
Wishing him the best as I know he is hoping to make it to the summit - many don't