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The Bay and Beyond

Our Life back in England

Following on from our blog in France. "In and around Braye sous Faye" This blog will show how we have settled back into England and some of the things we will get up to.

Mid May in the garden

Our Garden Posted on Thu, May 18, 2017 22:05:14

Every day seems to bring with it surprises in the garden. We are lucky to have a wonderful range of plants which will continue to reveal themselves to us as we live here through the seasons.

Just having cut the lawn this afternoon, it seemed the perfect opportunity to take some photos.

No doubt this will not be the last we’ll post about the garden. I’m sure we’ll be recording the changes through the seasons.

New lease of life

Our Garden Posted on Mon, May 15, 2017 17:30:18

When we moved house, not only did we inherit a garden full of beautiful plants but we were also left a table and six chair outdoor dining set, along with a three-seater swing seat.

We decided that, although the set was old, it was still solid and too good to throw out.

Last week, as a change and a rest from internal decorating, I prepared each item for painting by sanding it down thoroughly and then painting with two or three coats of Cuprinol Garden Shades in “Fresh Rosemary”.

Here are the “after” photos..

By complete coincidence, Aldi were selling Weatherproof Garden Furniture Covers this week, for £4.99. They are just the job!

And before anyone asks… NO I haven’t started work on swing-seat yet!