It’s been nearly a week on site and work has been feverish. By Monday, the boundary hedge was in and on Tuesday morning the aviary arrived from its long journey down from Kendal. Built in sections, it was simply placed in its allotted position in the garden and bolted together. Chelsea Show Manager, Alex Denman, says it looks fantastic and visitors will love it! We wondered if the bright colour was perhaps a little too bright but even with the barest planting in the garden, it looks imposing and rather grand.
Carl has built a stunning Lakeland wall using stone brought down from near Ullswater. He’s coming back at the end of the week as we decided to raise the hedge and build another terraced wall for this area. Today, the mosaic path arrives and will fitted together like a giant jigsaw: Kirkstone’s gorgeous slate paving will be put in place on the terrace so that by next Monday, we’re ready to think about planting. Plants have benefitted from the cooler weather, keeping everything in perfect condition as I found out when I visited Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants in Whitchurch, Hampshire on Tuesday.