I've been neglecting the blog recently and so it's taken a while to reach Post 100 - I'd originally expected to reach this milestone during the Easter school holiday break. I was also a little fed up when the teenager recently read a few posts and said they sounded 'cheesy'. Perhaps she's right, but I'll keep going anyway even if it's just a weekly roundup read by a few loyal followers.
I've also spend a lot of time in the garden recently and I'm quite pleased with the results so thought I'd share a few photos. The previous owner of our house had the garden landscaped so there are a lot of shrubs and rather too many conifers and Leylandii hedges to be kept under control. But there are some attractive features too. I like the Japanese maple tree with the clematis scrambling through it. The clematis will have to be cut back, though, when it finishes flowering before it strangles the tree. It's a bit of a brute. I prefer the more delicate one pictured below but, in a bout of overzealous pruning last year, I seem to have practically wiped this one out.