Sunday, 4 August 2013

My, what a week!

Newly mown lawns at Ednovean Farm

My, what a week the delicate transition to August has had a few hick ups along the way It could ahve started when I took it into my head to power wash our frankly scruffy land rover and sure enough the first time I drove the newly gleaming machine up through Marazion the wing mirror was knocked off by an impatient Scaffolding lorry and not matter how I checked the rear view mirror I couldn't quite read the number plate so jumped out, after checking the rear view mirror, check hand brake, check rear view mirror routine and ........sure enough the lorry was out of my focused vision. Ah well the wing mirror was clean when it met its end. The next hick up came along, when I dragged our trusty old industrial hoover up into the kitchen to hover the floor a couple of mornings later and listened to the motor slowly droned to a halt accompanied by a pall of smoke - not good. Flitting down through the building to find Charles I found Spud scattering white hairs on a salon sofa and unaccountably unable to put one back leg to the floor. Decided to watch Spud for a sprain and buy a new hoover from Curries hmm well it works wonderfully but I think they should supply ear defenders with it. By the next day the power tripped in the Blue room and of course the shower had passed on too sigh, luckily our lovely plumber fitted a new one while our guests were out which just left Spud hopping on three legs, so we dragged the old picnic basket out of the back of the stables and off Spud when to the vets wailing miserably about cats not needing to travel by car. The vet found a couple of nasty puncture wounds and gave him a long lasting antibiotic and voila by the next day Spud was back in the fast lane. and naturally when Charles set off to mow the lawn with the replacement lawn mower it caught fire so something of a relief that ours came back the next day.... I only hope that next week is an improvement !!

Still on a brighter note the garden has moved on and grown voluptuous - the little bed near the entrance has retreated into discreet retirement with just the march of the box balls showing it edges, as the Fig trees froth overhead, so lets take a look around the garden instead to see how it has fared this week

The entrance bed marked by the rhythmic planting of box and backed
by the ripening figs

The steps that climb up to the back stables has all but
been swathed by the enveloping vegetation

Spud cat on the road again after his nasty bite

our entrance path

Agapanthus have seeded themselves about in the gravel

Do you ever stop to buy from the little road side stalls that spring up around the Cornish lanes - I passed this gorgeous little Echivra every day riding Danni until I could stand it no longer and returned to buy it for £1 (proceeds to shelter box) and then visited the next stall on my list to add this pretty silver plant and some flowers for our reception table £1.20 and £0.50 respectively ( for African schools) A lovely way to add to the garden and give a little to charity as well

Little plants for the garden from Rosudgeon

I had just the spot for the echivra beside my new path

Spud cat

As i walk across our fields in the winter to feed the horses I've picked
up the pebbles that have come up from the beach probably in loads of
 sea weed and stored them in a bucked ready for "the path!"

The terrace in front of the garden room

The lower border

Quite a modern pot design but just right for this little palm

I've filled pots with white Hydrangeas in the courtyard
this year

but we still have our mega bright pinks in the car park -
I had to start to water them in the heat wave recently!

And so this was our week at Ednovean Farm hope that you enjoyed our garden