Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
Work on the garden has begun. Yesterday Mike mowed the lawn as low as possible which wasn’t easy because of the irregularities of the land. Later today Olivier is coming to de-weed. Then the tractor comes to dig everything up. Meanwhile I’ve been pruning what needed pruning, removing dead branches etc. I’ve also removed ivy from some of the tree trunks. The clerondendrums (harlequin glorybower) look much better pruned.
In all the garden looks bigger which is excellent because it’s only 2000 m2, and the house and drive take up a tremendous amount of space. We need to maximize what there is.
Yesterday we decided to add three cypresses to the plan. Two will mark the entrance to the garden from the driveway, the third will mark the curve on the driveway to the garage. Here we go!