I'm going to be honest and tell you that the very front part of our garden has been a bit of a disgrace for the last few years. Our front garden is divided by the drive that runs diagonally through it and the land slopes away from the house. The section between the house and the drive is fine but the section down to the road is totally neglected, probably because we never see it from the house and we have no cause to walk by because after one more house on each side of the road its a dead end, a cul de sac in fact. We sort of ran out of ideas about what to do with this area, stuck in some trees and shrubs then let things get out of hand. Once someone came to the house and expressed great surprise that we had such a lovely back garden, giving me the definite message that the front arrangement was not that of an avid gardener, still proves I'm not a show off, the opposite of 'all fur coat and no knickers' I suppose.
Well things have changed, I've been working away over the last week and then at the weekend Mr FF joined me and we've made great progress at the front. All the weeds, mainly grass, have been removed and the new rhododendrons have been planted along with a few cuttings I had in stock. I shall put the daffodils that were in pots on the patio out there soon, plus maybe some primulas I can split and various bits of ground cover. Surprisingly it is quite a nice area of the garden, looking back up to the house and though I don't suppose we shall ever spend much time there it does look colourful from the road, so the postie might appreciate it at least. Today it rained which stopped me finishing off, there's just a bit more weeding to do, but the soil turned very dark accentuating the plants, polishing their leaves and watering in the new ones. Mr FF and I have spent much of today moaning gently as we move about, it was hard work and we ache but in the way you don't mind too much because you've achieved something.