This is the week that we usually go to Cornwall but we decided to stay at home instead, have a staycation. Both of us felt that we ought to stay this week, to use the time to re-acquaint ourselves to our house and sort a few very minor jobs left to do (they won't go anywhere even if we left, so best get them out of the way soon). And relax in our own turf of course.
|Still, the cats get to relax more at home than we do|
|A few snippets and little previews of our home...|
|Much like the conservatory the rest of the house is white with colour pop, only much more minimal|
|Our home is winter proof - bright and light even in the depths of winter|
|A little homage to our pets|
|The pots are grouped in relation to how the car is usually parked|
|Any weeds on crevices have been treated with glyphosate (you need to leave the foliage for it to work)|
Sorting out the front was long overdue, we had left it scruffy far too long and must admit found it embarrassing. Apart from the reasons I mentioned on my blog post about it yesterday, the front garden is not really a place conducive to hanging out and spending time which makes it easier to neglect and ignore it altogether. Still, the excuses have to end.
|A bit non descript yet and an investment in time but should eventually size up and make more of a presence - Nolina nelsonii|
|The only one of the original batch of plants here that survived the cull. It had a drastic haircut but I'm hoping it will recover nicely and look good again - Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata'|
|A group of ornamental Alliums for some seasonal display. I can stash the pot away or replace the planting once they go over|
|Eryngium agavifolium Giant Form|
|Thuja plicata 'Whipcord'|
|Agave salmiana var. ferox|
|Agave parryi var. huachucensis|
|The advantage of the big pot and lollipop bay option would have been to conceal that drain pipe but hopefully this little one will do that job eventually - Nolina parviflora|
And reminded myself never ever to neglect the front of the house ever again.