Wednesday supposed to be a bit of household day, but by now you know that if I plan things, they often tune out to doing something else LOL!
So I saw Jan, busy cutting the dried flowerheads of the hydrangea and I started helping him, we both did about half, it's a rather big bush!
We also took out some of the old branches, to give it some air again. Then I started pruning and cutting away a lot of the ivy, that grows like mad. Then Jan took also a part of t, more at the back of the garden, also took out some branches of the larger bushes standing there, some branches of the trees, and all together it gave a lot of space. He also cleaned the soil there, which was covered by fallan leaves, needles of the decars, and such. In the mean time I gathered all the cut branches and such, put them together, so we could bundle them and get rid of them.
Also took out two or three plants, that had grown too big, but not looking good anymore, that too gives suddenly a lot of space. As you can imagine we were busy for a couple of hours( we took some short breakes in between) gathered all the garbage together, put it into big bags, bundled the branches(3 bundles we had to make!), we had 3 BIG plastic bags of garden dirt, plus the usual garbage bags, that were 2. In the evening we got them all on the street for the garbage tricks to pick up next morning. Gosh, it was quite a pile of stuff LOL.
But it was worth the work. Our garden looks nice again, lots of free space(dangerous, cause it screams for blooming plants), still we will have to do some work in it, but yesterday we took a day off. Well, almost a day off, I mopped the floor in the hall way and the room and it was so strange, after I finished, the water looked quite dark brown LOL> So it really was a necessary action, specially after all the workers this week who brought in sand and stuff.
But because there was a very fierce wind blowing, really hard, which made it almost impossible to do anything in the garden, we took it rather easy the rest of the day Today it looks a bit better, although sometimes still blowing with some force. Probably Jan will do some garden work again. He really enjoys it, it seems. Well, it's a good start for him, to build up a some condition and force again, he has less trouble with his back(still he has to be VERY carefull), but it looks to be going the good way. E.g. about two weeks ago he still had to take 4 or 5 painkillers a day, yesterday he just took one, the day before I think 2.
So lets hope he soon can do without them and that his back will be in about "normal"condition. It will always stay a weak spot, I guess, but if he will be able to move around without real pain, and ride his bike again, without having too much trouble, it will be already a great thing.
Yesterday I had to buy us a new tv program guide, and yes, I was tempted by some lovely spring plants in discount LOL. I couldn;t resist, so I bought 2 six packs, one of petunia and one of Busy Lizy.
Jan planted them yesterday on a large free area he created again, they look a bit lonesome, I could have bought more, but it is a start and it brings a bit of color.
Today I offer you another Nutshell kit, this one named "Farfalle"( Butterflies), I love to give the Nutshell kits Italian names LOL. A lovely cluster and a stacked page from Arlene and you will be able to do 2 or three layouts this weekend.
Have a wonderful day and equally weekend, take care!