Today was a pleasant sunny day and the garden guys came by to cut the lawns. I thought that as it is summer solstice it would be a good time to take some summer pictures of the back garden. The new lawn has grown terrifically. I am just amazed at how quickly it grows back after being cut. The new trees are all surviving except for one bottlebrush that the guys accidentally cut off because it was lost in long grass. It had a spreading rather than upright habit so it wasn’t really their fault. We got a bit out of sync with mowing during October/November. The apple tree looks fabulous and has lots of fruit which will be ready around the end of February.
The bench at the bottom of the garden is the one that used to sit outside the back door. David used to sit there a lot. I decided to move it so that I could enjoy the view of the garden from a different angle and not have to look at the neighbour’s houses. It was nice to sit outside and listen the wind rustling through the tree and the faint chime from the windchime that I hung on a branch. A flock of cockatoos added a bit of a raucous note but there was twittering (not the phone kind) from other little birds like blackbirds and swallows. The new path has hardened nicely and it’s time to think about putting some more flowers about. I had a gift voucher that David got me last Christmas from the local hardware store which I hadn’t used yet so I decided to buy perennials, English lavender, daisies and pelargoniums and plant them in containers. Later I’ll get some French Lavender and other perennials and maybe some roses.