Sunday, May 03, 2009

3:15 project update 8

A somewhat belated update from last weekend! I blame the fact I was having a birthday; and also that I didn't really make much visible progress - I had filled the green bin and four bin-bags by the end of the weekend before... (Thankfully by sneaking around on Tuesday evening and filling all the green bins outside with my surplus, I'm now bin-bag free...)

Picture 1 is worth showing this week - the lime leaves take a while to decide to come out, but once they do, they don't hang about!

Not much movement on picture #2, so let's not bother. Not a great deal on #3 either - most of this week's effort was concentrated in pulling up bindweed (which is immensely satisfying if you get a good big chunk of root...) and pruning/tying in the climbing rose.

#4 is chiefly notable for the fact that it was warm enough to sit out and knit for an hour or so, for the first time this year... The top of the bin-bag mountain can be seen just behind the chair on the right...





The Mystery Bulbs from the first week turn out to have been ordinary bluebells - but pretty enough...

The dog-rose, which looked to be dying but has perked up no end since the Death of Borage, seems to be setting itself up to flower...

... along with the climbing rose (a Blush noisette from David Austin) and next door's clematis...


As it's a bank holiday weekend and this is already late, I'm going to take photos tomorrow rather than today; I might actually blog some other stuff instead later today! I have Sue coming over for dinner and West Wing (we're up to Two Cathedrals tonight, for fellow fanatics), and the house is more than a little tip-like... Tomorrow I'm hoping for some slash-and-bin so there ought to be a bit more progress in view...

1 comment:

SusieH said...

Slash-and-bin! I love it :)
There is fantastic progress in these pictures - again, well done!

I love West Wing myself. A big Josh Lyman fan, what can I say?