One of the more urgent tasks when we first arrived at Old Post House was cutting the grass. This was carried out on 16th May 2014.
Beyond the eucalyptus runs the main central gravel path from the urn circle to five ways. We have created some confusion in the title applied to this thoroughfare. In my posts and on Jackie’s label we call it the Pergola Path. On the Head Gardener’s map it is termed the Gazebo Path. This is the more accurate name, since it is spanned by a gazebo, not a pergola.
In today’s section of the before and after story, we will revert to Gazebo.
We needed to weed and rake the gravel and reset some of the edging. This is how far we had come by 2nd June. The Chilean Lantern Plant to the left needed considerable pruning to enable safe passage along the path.
On 3rd June Jackie reset the iron wheels bordering the grass patch.
By 22nd June the task was complete.
Jessica and Imogen explored the path on 1st November.
Later, they set off down it in search of pumpkins which they carried back to the house.
Here is the view on 7th September 2015.
This evening we dined on Jackie’s glorious lamb jalfrezi and perfect pilau rice, followed by lemon mousse. We both drank Kingfisher.