I think this is the first year in a while where we’ve had a proper summer. So far, anyway! And because the weather has been so nice we’ve spent loads of time out in the garden scoffing barbecue food and just soaking in the sun like the little solar powered creatures we are. When we moved in to our house three years ago, the back garden didn’t really exist – it was just a muddy slope. Three years (and a lot of hard work) later and it’s finally looking good. I mean, it’s still a work in progress, but this is the first year that a lot of the plants we put in during those early days have blossomed. It’s definitely one of my favourite places to chill – and it’s one of Bungle’s favourite places too (although he can’t really be trusted on his own out there because he likes to dig!). 🙂
Against the back fences we planted a couple of climbing roses that finally seem to be growing! You know me, I love roses, and so I definitely wanted some in my garden. Luckily our soil is perfect for growing roses in, although they’re way more upkeep than I thought they’d be; they constantly need spraying to get rid of insects and fungus, and trimming back to encourage more roses.
For my birthday last year Sunny bought me these colourful hanging pots which I absolutely love! We filled them with pansies and geraniums and it nice having a bit of extra colour on an otherwise boring brown fence. 🙂