Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
Firstly, the garden. Above is what I’ve added to the garden in the past week. Today I’ve added 6 more astilbes (purpurkerze), 2 hostas (big daddy) and three lathyrus pink pearl. The aim is to brighten up the more shady zones. The two gardeners I consulted when we arrived told me it was a very difficult task, not worth the hassle, but after some tweaking I’m approaching the results I’d hoped for.
The herb station this year is doing everything it’s supposed to.
And we’re doing up Summer Girl #2’s bedroom, because we don’t want her to feel Summer Girl #1 gets preferential treatment. We adore them both. And just like parents with their children… I may have a favourite 😀 Only because I think our minds process information in very similar ways. Anyway, we’ve got a little overstuffed Louis XV sofa for her room and a Mir Sarough rug.
I’m also ordering a bigger, better bed + new mattress and sheets this week. We still haven’t done up the bathroom that goes with that bedroom, so hopefully this will compensate a little. Haven’t decided on bedside tables yet. It’s something I usually dread as it’s so hard to find things that are interesting and attractive. I’d seen some stunning glass tables from AMPM recently, but unfortunately they’re too low.
And finally, flowers