Life at № 42
It’s an absolutely gorgeous day. Life is good! The garden is coming along very nicely. The Medici vases I had made arrived a few days ago. I put two by the entrance door and two on the steps down to the garden. They look fantastic. I’m going to plant cestrum nocturnum (night jasmine) in the pair on the south side and daphne in the ones by the entrance door. I’ve put some old garden furniture we had left over from Villa l’Africaine on the steps… a pair of deck chairs and a table and chairs for afternoon drinks.
I had a brainwave for the chicken coop/chicken run area. I’m going to take advantage of the stone pillars and wrought iron arches (yes, these were very fancy chickens) and create a seating area with two Lutyens benches. Something along these lines: