Well the pond is all finished and bolted back together, with a new liner and a new plant added.
Hopefully the issue is now resolved and the pond will enjoy many years of service.
We moved this little birdbath from round the back to the front garden, near to where we have a bird feeding station. It looks really good in it's new home.
We also moved our other birdbath, to near the back garden bird feeders after removing a shrub that died due to the harsh winter, which enabled us to clear a section of that flower bed and have a change. We also planted a crab apple tree here, to celebrate the king's coronation this coming weekend.
We landed up with a tree for the king, because we wanted a tree for the late Queen Elizabeth's 70th jubilee which we were meant to plant last year but being us, didn't get round to it. So this tree, for the late queen, is a flowering cherry and placed very near my studio, so that when it's bigger it will help give some much needed shade to the building, at least that's the hope.
The tubs of tulips have looked lovely by the lychgate but we will need to find some proper pots for them for next year.
The left hand side is the raised beds, which need to have their edging, which has now rotted away, replaced, so another job needing doing.
Along with the flower garden, which needs a circular base put in then covered with paving or some other finish and also the surrounding beds made slightly bigger and planted up.
Paul's made a start by removing the grass and lengthening the flower bed. We need to do all four, so we can tweak it to remake the circle he cut round last year and the decide how we continue, either a raised circle or digging down to make a level way across.
This and the back raised bed wooden edge replacement are the biggest jobs that we need to get done this year, in order to make life easier for us as we get older.
So a long road of work ahead to get all this looking back to a nice tidy garden.