The last few path repairs have taken place today and at last, the back garden is beginning to resemble normality. We inherited these two chimney pots from my parents in law. Each one now houses a hosta and is situated either side of a double seat and table thing.
Should look good in summer and hopefully, it will be harder for the slugs to find them but if they do, I ought to be able to find them more quickly. They used to sit on the patio but no matter what we put in them, the plants died in the heat of a south facing situation. Another hosta in a pot is already 6” tall.
Even though it is hardy, I have put a fleece jacket on it to give a little protection against the frost they are forecasting for next week.
The pond area has now got its wood chip down and looks better for it. We tend to get quite a lot of mare's tail growing in the back and hopefully, it will stand out more quickly against the dark background.
Same applies to the wood chip in the fruit cage where the gooseberries have got their leaves and the flowers are just beginning to show. There also looks to be quite a few flowers on the blueberries, fingers crossed they survive their more alkaline position.
The final job in the back was to put some gravel on top of the herb bed, looks much better now.