We, well mostly dh did some work in the garden this weekend. We have what they call "swales" in our garden, down both sides and the back. They are ditches that the builder digs and where the rain water flows into. They are built so that the water flows to the back fence. However due to one reason or another we decided to gravel all that area as we were having a weed problem and it is difficult to cut.
So we got a yard of gravel today and got that hauled round.
This is the garden to the left of the back fence where we planted the beech that is old before its time. It was bone dry so no wonder it isn't happy, we have given it a good feed and a good water.
This is what the right hand side looks like now.
This is a full shot of the back fence now.
Now also on Saturday morning me and dh put up a new gazebo/sunshade/tent. We get the full sun from lunch time onwards on the back of the house, making it practically unusable for us, as we both suffer in the sun.
The one we bought not only has full mosquito netting around it, it also has drapes you can close so when the sun shines it blocks the sun out. I have to say we were both pretty pleased with it and it works a charm. I don't think it is rainproof, but we'll check it out next time it rains.
Here are some photo's, it fits perfectly on our deck. For the Canadians out there we got it at Rona and it is the 10' x 12' one at $499.
Another photo taken from the patio doors.
And another one, this one is the last one I promise!!!
Also are you one of those people who reads manuals and instructions thoroughly? I'm not, dh is. Anyhow I have been whining on about how my zoom on my camera sucks. So I finally get the manual out last night and read the bit about zoom this morning and lo and behold I didn't have this function turned on??? I guess that's why it didn't work properly. So I must make an effort to read what the rest of the manual says as I guess there may be a few other things, that aren't switched on....besides me.
Now for a photo of my birdy from the bird box, with my zoom switched on!!