I wake up and my first thoughts are 'is it dull and raining again?' This is because the British weather is not at it's best at the moment and is definitely NOT gardening weather!
I open the blinds and hey presto, a beautiful sunny day again, the heart lifts and so does the bank balance as jobs can get done once more.
The picture above is of a small part of Homelake House. I plant up all the tubs with Pansies and Polyanthus, blew the drive and did general pruning everywhere. What you cant see to the left is THE HEDGE FROM HELL, which is a gigantic laurel hedge that hides the railway line....but more about that when I have to cut it.
Next, a long drive to the next property. The view is from the clifftop between Boscombe and Bournemouth towards Hengistbury Head.
Along the river to go through Christchurch and then arrive at Mudeford Quay for a cup of tea and rest before the next job.