I've never had much success with Sweet Peas before, but this year it seems I really have done something right. If I knew what it was I would replicate it every year, but gardening and growing is sometimes a law unto itself. I sometimes think that if Mother Nature wants something to grow she will see that it does and it's just a happy coincidence if we want it to grow too.
The sweet peas that were over on the hillside on the Veggie Patch are long since finished but these in the front drive-side bed have just started flowering, and it seems they are all to be this lovely pale lilac colour. They make me smile every time I pass by on the way to the tunnels or the paddock.
Work this weekend was once again based around measuring, cutting and creosoting. We do get cleaned up and shower when we have finished each day, but on Saturday night sitting in the cinema I leaned over to Lovely Hubby and whispered "do I smell of creosote" ... "I think we both do" was his reply!!
One more weekend should see this finished . This week's progress might not look much but the measuring and cutting to get the pieces right for the top of the window frames was time consuming and fiddly, and required some hand sawing. Also we are now at a level that means we are balancing on ladders to get the boards in place .... not good for me with my wibbly, wobbly ladder balancing :-(
Another little splash of colour, this time a cheerful yellow from the Genista over by the gates. It really is nice to see so much colour at this time of year, and the mild temperatures are helping lots of plants flower much later than they should, including the seemingly perpetual pink rose in the bed opposite the front door that has only had two months off in the last three years.