The garden is looking decidedly rough. The weeds are getting tall. Lawn had a rough winter. I'm hoping now the weather is warming up it will recover. Paving is on hold, mostly. Hubby spends non studying time working on removing one of the nastier weeds from the backyard by hand. There are more out in the front garden hidden amongst other weeds. It has spiral seeds that get trapped in the dogs fur. I've snuck in a couple of small tube stock plants and did manage to mostly weed the front lawn ( before we got the news on my back) I will get to a bit more. But its a case of only a little at a time, then ice. :) We have a mound of paving and mulch still to be used taking up a big section of verge. The tube stock planted over the past couple of years is all growing nicely. The roses look very happy with their new growth sine I pruned them . I need to give them a good feed of blood and bone mixture. ( next task) Most of the dwarf abelias are happy. We lost a couple at one end of the hedge. I'll try again when i can get a chance to improve the soil in that spot. I've discovered we have 8 sun orchids growing in the back. The count is rising slowly. Fingers crossed the dog leaves them alone.
The boys are walking the dog. Though I worry about the huge unfriendly dogs at the end of the street each time they go out. They are behind an electrified fence that is 1.2m high. BUT the owner told me the dogs aren't really bothered by the fence. I'm not really sure what sort of dogs they are but they are big, powerful, and they growl, hackles up when they see anyone walking a dog. Someone told me, "pig hunting" dogs. You get the idea. When the people first moved in we had an encounter with them as the 3 dogs bailed us up on a walk. This was before they had fences. The owners were panicked as they saw us. They dashed across the road to grab their dogs just as things were getting more tense. So I worry when one of the boys tasks the dog for a walk even though they know to walk in the other direction once they get to that street.