Now that things are more settled in our lives in terms of a routine for Jessica, we can finally turn to our more neglected duties around Country Mews, like the poor garden for example.

Over the last couple of weekends we have been tackling and beautifying what had become a slightly forlorn and disparaging sight over the hot summer months since Jessica’s unexpected arrival.

True, having the majority of our garden implements stolen out of our shed didn’t help, but nevertheless, that is what insurance is for (with a bloody HUGE excess I might snarkily add) I guess.

Anyway, one of the earliest projects we tackled (and I use the term we rather loosely, as the majority of work and ideas belong to Chantelle), was the lounge flower bed housing our big Sheena’s Gold tree.

First some vicious pruning reduced this ragged and overgrown tree-shrub into a beautifully sculptured ball shape, followed by a complete clean out of the existing flower bed, then some pole fencing and of course some colourful but hardy flowers to round it off.

The end result, something to be proud of! :)

(And Jessica even got some outdoor time to appreciate mommy and daddy’s work!)