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" Easter Sunday Garden Makeover for Ann "
Date & start time: Sunday 4th April 2021. Midday start.
Location of Start : By the red phone box, Loweswater, Cumbria, Uk. ( NY 143 211 )
Places visited : Oakhurst Garden Centre, Honister Mine, the Oak Cottage paddock.
Walk details : Running around, shovelling, shifting, potting and picking.
Highest point : Getting it all done in the day.
Worked with : Jenna, Matt, Abi and the dogs, Dylan and Dougal.
Weather : Overcast, cool but dry.
In the midst of all the sunny Easter weather there was actually an overcast and rather cool day that bucked the trend.
No problem, the time and weather were eminently suitable to complete a project that Jenna had been thinking about for some time.
Since we bought the extra piece of garden and purchased a swing chair
it had become a favourite place for Ann to sit and relax and enjoy the view, one could even use the cliché "enjoy the ambience of the place".
We 'set to' after breakfast to try and change her ideas into some form of reality.
Then we had to find a selection of plants to place into those pots.
Abi presents the selection . . . I can be seen wondering off in the background . . . to pay !
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We didn't quite make it and needed an extra dumpy bag and the boot of Jenna's car to carry the last of the slate chippings home.
Even then we had to leave a little behind, to ensure we could actually drive the cars home safely !
Manouvering the cars to unload the goodies.
Bringing in the slate chippings and setting the edging slate over the weed control matting.
It is surprising how much chipping was required . . . the whole area covered but with nothing to spare.
Busy workers enjoying the job in hand.
Time to roll back the table top . . . ready for G&T's of the future.
That should do nicely.
Time to arrange the pots in position.
Complete the finishing touches and top up the compost in the pots.
All overseen by the foreman !
This side of the seat seems to be finished.
Time for one extra, slightly more formal picture.
. . . and to make sure that we've not forgotten the purpose of the day's work.
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Technical note: Pictures generally taken by Matt and Jenna on their phones.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . an idea to start and a slate plaque to finish.
Previous walk - 3rd April - Blencathra via Sharp Edge
A previous time up here - 28th May - The Garden, the Paddock and Visitors
Next walk - 5th April - Mellbreak before We Go