I finally got Rich to drill a hole in the new big garden table made from our old scaffolding planks, they are really great to build stuff with, nice and strong and everything but man drilling a hole in a heavy duty plank of wood thats 2 1/2 inches thick is a bloody nightmare! Even when our carpenter next door neighbour lent us some tools!
Anyway it all done now and at least we can have some shade when eating out...
When we moved in it was some very fat stumps with some tiny shoots, over the last few years we've let it grow up to about knee hight then kept it trimmed as it edges this little patio space nicely.
I do also pick plants up from the carboot sales and the supermarkets usually because the price is so good, over the weekend I got a few little daisy type plants for 50p each, a Marguerite for £1.50 and a Mint for £1. Alidi are also selling seeds for 38p a pack so I stocked up on Rocket, Spinach, mixed salad leave, Little Gem Lettuce and a verity of outdoor Cucumber.
The rest of the garden is also looking ok, the espaliered fruit trees we planted last year are looking happy, healthy and blossoming like mad, the wild flower bed under them has also suddenly come to life, it getting slightly rampant but its so pretty I'm reluctant to cut anything back.