More garden projects and first swallows

The front garden is SO much better with gravel. My only regret is not doing it before now. I have been growing cosmos from seed and sweet peas. Someone came and dug over the borders and covered them with a good bark mulch.

Its all ready now for a good display in late spring into summer.

We also have one or two birds nesting. A pair of Great Tits, and blackbirds who are nesting the ivy on the front of the house.

The first swallows were over the house on 18th April. A bit early than last year.

My sister gave me an old stone trough which I have planted up with succulents. I have not grown them before so hope they thrive and I dont kill them!

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