But what a difference ten days away from home can make - I've been on catch-up in the garden ever since!
Holiday washing on the line.
The perennial borders jam packed
and starting to colour up.
After many months of rain there is more moss than grass on the lawn. We've put down lawn sand. Once the moss blackens we'll start the great rake-up!
The pond is pretty messy and I've had a bit of a go at cleaning it out. But there are lots of newts in there and they seem happy enough so I'm loathe to purchase any chemical cleaner.
It's good to get away but it's great to be back home, especially in May when everything is bursting into life!