We have literally just come in after a morning of raking out stones, levelling the ground, then fertilising it and then sowing grass seed. We really wanted to get it done this weekend as a week of rain is forecast and what better start to new grass than warmth and rain.
Unfortunately the rain arrived a little earlier than we expected, and we spent a good couple of hours getting very wet indeed, so much so that while I was stood under the conservatory overhang opening the fourth box of grass seed I thought it was still raining on me, but no it was just me raining on me, my hair was that wet it was dripping down on the rest of me. But the job is now done, and we are in showered and dry at last, this new levelled area matches up with the newly laid grass at the side of the house and will be that much easier to mow on a regular basis.
Now we just have to go out and try and find a reasonably priced petrol mower, as ours had a bit of a mishap yesterday when Lovely Hubby hit something very hard and a huge chunk of metal flew off it. It will be repaired in the future when LH has his welding gear in the workshop but for now we need something a bit lighter weight that I can use more often and that will fill the gap until our old one is fixed.