A gardener's work is never done - as it says on a couple of pretty china mugs that I have. It certainly felt like that this week as I spent a good part of 2 days pruning 24 shrubs. Some cut back to the ground, some thinned out and some just pruned back. Then of course chopping up all the twigs and branches so that they can go in the garden refuse bins that we hire from our town council.
It did also afford me the opportunity to wallow in blue skies and warm sunshine as already today the clouds have gathered and it has cooled down.
Having come home from grocery shopping this morning I thought I had better get stuck in to some painting of woodwork in our bedroom as I had managed to get out of that during my time of gardening. It has been a long haul due to unforeseen problems which I will post about next time when hopefully all will be finished.
Tomorrow I will be going over to Janie's again to look after darling Oliver while his Mummy goes to 2 different hospitals for a number of tests as she is being carefully monitored for some problems that have developed.
For now I will leave you with some current colour from my garden.