I have to say other than my depressed tree out front, the suicidal grass out back and a beech tree that is looking old before its time, the garden is looking not too bad.
I had a couple of questions though.
1. Do you cut the grass and then whipper-snip/trim the edges, or do you trim the edges, then cut the grass?
I have started to trim the edges first then cut the grass and am finding this a better way of doing things.
2. Can birds see colour?
The reason I am asking this is that I have three bird boxes up, and one is plain wood and the other two are painted green. No one seems interested in the green boxes, but we are on our second occupants of the wooden box. Is green out this year in the bird world? Do they not like the smell of cedar shingles? Now that poses another question, can birds smell? Interesting thoughts for a Friday.
Here is the occupant of the wooden bird house, despite the fact I asked him/her to stay still and pose, he/she wasn't into co-operating.
Now for some photo's;
The back garden, I just picked up the sculpture thing on sale I think I paid less than $7 for it, so pleased with that.
The front garden. We put the privet hedge in last year to hide the side of the foot path. We gave it, its first hair cut this week, and although its a bit patchy in places they are all growing together nicely. I will burlap them though this Winter, as we did suffer a little snow damage last year. I burlapped the Magnolia tree and it came through great.
A bird decided to perch on top of one of the hanging baskets which was unusual.
Finally I was able to cut my first bunch of sweet peas. They are a perennial variety, grow like crazy and are all the one colour.