I have been doing a spot of improvements to the garden.It's maturing nicely, don't you think?This bit is a little wild, but I'll let the foxgloves flower before I do anything with it. Our new pet improves the atmosphere no end. He's looking a little scruffy now, but I'm sure he'll smarten himself up once he realise what's expected of him.
OK back in the real world, that isn't our garden, nor is it likely to be! But the girls and I are falling in love with Harcourt Arboretum. Lots of green and shady space, and new things to see each time we go. Little Fish is unfortunately still terrified of the peacocks, but I'm hoping she'll realise they don't eat me when I get close, so are unlikely to attack her either.
Here's one of the flowers in close up from the purple trees in the top two pics. Anyone got any ideas what it might be? I think it's a little large for our garden but we think it's pretty anyway. We could always plant a smaller one, enjoy it, and then move before it took over the universe.
Meanwhile, here is our slightly improved garden bed. Still got several beds to fill, but this one is looking reasonably good I think. And so far Little Fish hasn't managed to destroy any of them in her ramp runs. Mog thinks the whole thing is terribly silly and giggles whenever the pots clank together as we empty the contents into more holes in the garden.
I am enjoying our garden. This makes me a dangerous driver; I find myself scanning houses for climbing plants and trying to identify them, especially those which stick to wood and not brick, peering over hedges and walls into front gardens to see how people have filled deep borders, and generally musing on the merits of hardy roadside plants. And not concentrating on minor concerns like traffic lights and stop signs.