I’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors working in my garden. Every available inch is packed with plants. I can’t possibly buy anymore; I just need to be patient and let the garden grow.
I still need to get some mulch in. My sister swears by ‘sweet peat’. It’s really dark and smells dirty and earthy, love it. If you know a good source on the North Shore let me know.
Next up is a patio. For real this time! We have to do some major work on the back side of the house. We have a giant hole in the side of the house (our neighbor squirrel calls home) and a rotten sill that needs to get fixed this summer. The patio might have to be a semi-permanent fix. I would love to put in a brick or cobble driveway. Both options are expensive and not too realistic at the moment. So maybe pea gravel would work as a temporary fix? Greg hates the stuff. Thinks it’s messy and dusty. But I can’t live another summer having the driveway looking the way it does now. I want a patio I can use now. Pea gravel is inexpensive and it can be moved around. I’ll call around for some quotes.
Above and below my gardens in progress. Yes, the house will get painted. First the hole in the house, rotten sill, chimney repair, new roof, gutters, rotten clapboards, rotten window frames, and then paint!