MORE GARDEN ART:
Here are a couple of aspects of the bamboo pot, with a black urn on top. D is just finishing off the paved area to put a bench on, as there's some shade there from a pear tree behind.
There's a whole hotch potch of shrubs and trees in this area - cypress, pampas grass, a false pepper tree and clumps of osteospurmum. I have a lovely pittisporum to go in later in the year behind the bench....just have to nurse it along in a big pot during the hot summer.
This will be the last big pot to be done - we almost gave ourselves hernias carrying this from the workshop!
D is already planning another project - to put a double wall on the edge of the path behind the palm tree, fill it with plants and have Mexican jugs dotted along the wall. We already have the jugs, bought in a moment of mad spending at one of our favourite shops, Casa del Mimbre. Here they are:
It's really too hot to be starting any building work now - this will be shelved until Autumn, when the ground is less like concrete.