Sunday, 17 January 2010

Snowy Jan

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Star for June

These beauts are Ixia. Bought a pack of 10 from Wilkinson's for £1. They are on the deck and look great next to my (as yet) uneaten Hosta. They look even better now I've removed the nettle that was growing through them - I must have some iffy compost as I've got nettles coming up all over and never had them before.

Monday, 15 June 2009

At last

It's been a long wait for the strawberry patch to get going - three years I think. This is our second picking so we're actually eating bowlfuls this year. Strawberrytastic.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Painted up

Trying to decide on a colour took more time than building. It was going to be silver birch, then black, then red (like the Swedish ones). When it was built and we saw the pale colour it seemed wrong to go dark so we opted for stone with autumn red for the windows. This is a funny plastic sort of paint that I'm hoping won't peel off. We have a summerhouse.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Roof goes on

We left the summerhouse without a roof overnight as the weather was looking good. Getting the two roof panels on went much smoother than we thought. A bit scary as Chris had to lift them on his own while I pretended to be helping from the inside.

This is the view from the inside. Good to see the garden from a new angle.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Windows in

The windows go in as the walls get a bit taller.

More exciting than the base

Seeing the walls start to grow (after we had resolved the issue of walls not fixing together due to the base problems). It was really hot.