This weekend we were able to finish another of our gardening project at our weekend cottage. This is a rose arbour we bought from our local garden center. We were able to find a person who gave us small railway sleepers since they were renovating their own garden. We dug up part of the grass again and placed the sleepers after which we bolted the arbour to them. We changed the line of the planting areas we created on each corner of the terrace to go up to the sleepers which gives us a bit more space. We planted a wisteria on the left hand side of the arbour and plan to plant a clematis on the other. I did not want the type of clematis they have at the moment so we will wait until they get their next shipment in which the owner said will be in about six weeks time.
It is fun to slowly watch this garden transform over the last three summers. Each year, we find new things we want to do. Our next project is a very major one as we will take out a row of conifers between our garden and the next cottages driveway and put in a fencing. These conifers have been planted so far in from the border of our garden that we have well over a meter of space behind them with nothing being done to it. We will be able to create a very wide flower border there and I am going to have great fun in planning what I want to use for it.