In Ireland, some people consider May to be the start of summer.
This weekend certainly felt like summer in Dublin, with hours of beautiful sunshine (and frosty ciders in the garden).
In preparation for summer’s ‘official’ beginning, we’ve done a huge amount in the garden this month – mostly painting, moving mounds of earth and rubble and putting up fencing, as opposed to planting.
We’ve come a long way since summer 2016 when we moved into our house, with its overgrown jungle of a garden.
And now we’re touching distance from finally ‘completing’ the garden design.
It’s been a hard graft, with much heavy lifting and repurposing of existing elements (we were quoted crazy-money to clear away the old wreckage, and couldn’t face dragging tonnes of muck and rubbish through the house).