Saturday, July 16, 2011

Turnip House Courtyard: before and after

Thought you might like to see another before and after picture:

Gardens Like Rain!

We had brilliant surprise when we got back - the lawn man had laid our turf! It looks great, and not only did he do an excellent job of fitting it around the stones (Don claims he used to be a carpet fitter!) He came up every night we were away to check that it had enough water- fantastic service and professionalism.

No need to worry about watering today!

we're proud owners of a real lawn!

an abundance of blooms

sun glints

Tropaeolum speciosum like a red waterfall in the front garden

stormy weather on Donard

Our 'Dobbies' flowerbed is thriving!

We're Back!

Well, after a marathon trip round the more interesting parts of the English motorway system we#re now back home.

It was great to do and see all the things that we did - catching up with friends and relations, sorting out many logistical necessaries for Kate as she gets ready for Cambridge in September, and grooving to some excellent music at Littleborough Music Festival

BUT .. it's great to be back

Sailing By - the distant Mournes from just off the Isle of Man

Belfast; Samson & Goliath, the cranes against the sky