My aim on this trip to the UK for 4 weeks was to visit family and finish the decorating in the house and order new carpets, ready for when the furniture arrives.
Well none of that happened, including the decorating, no point rushing it now and besides the weather has been excellent so I've been spending most of my time in the garden sorting it out.
When we got our house back after 9 years of tenants the garden looked like this
We had a lot of work completed in the house prior to me returning the end of January, but the outside had been neglected other than having all the waste removed left behind by the tenants.
The garden currently looks like this
I've had the windows and conservatory cleaned and gutters emptied, new fence panels, shrubs and trees dug up and removed, borders tided, path and patio reclaimed, garden levelled and reseeded, repairs made to the sheds and cleaned, compost bin emptied and a new one started, lawn mowed (well strimmed actually as I don't have a mower) seeds planted and bedding plants ordered from a local nursery.
Compost bin emptied
New compost bin started
Garden waste bin delivered from council and sorting through contents for composting, general waste and filling the bin for collection.
Guttering and panels repaired
Peas and tomatoes planted out
New border dug
Paving slabs from lawn removed
New grass seed
DIY plants pots from recycled tins and bedding plants in
I was working on the garden from Day 1 of lockdown for 4 weeks. I've also done a lot of crafting, letter writing and started on redecorating the house. I'll show you all that in another post next week.