This morning, before the rain, we got out into our courtyard and went King Kong on the straggly and overgrown vines and hedge — if you look at the greenery at the background of the  photos, that’s just the offcuts: they take up the entire bottom tier of the yard.Still more to do (scrubbing the pavers, tan-barking the actual garden, washing the cushions from the outdoor furniture), not to mention the back balcony/patio (finish cleaning up the side of the house, sand and repaint where the vines were, kill and dispose of a wasps’ nest, fix the fence palings that are coming off) but with Jules having a nap it’s time for a cuppa and a shower.