Colin the horse was lifted from his bed of nettles to have a new suit of gold fitted.
The bench on the winter lawn was gilded with copper leaf and the wood glazed with layers of green, blue and black.
The colors are a perfect match for the pheasants that share our garden.
Tomorrow the bench will be stencilled and varnished.
The wooden tent frame which served us well for the past twelve years has been replaced with a sturdy new one. I am sad that I will have no time to make a new canvas cover for it this week. I may have to drape the structure with sheets and I am hoping that I will have a stencilled floorcloth that fits.
We have unwrapped the awnings for the daybed and dressed the dilapidated frame with stencilled chrysanthemums.
This is one of my favourite spots in the garden and I am hoping that I am hoping that the seat will not collapse.
The plastic garden pots have been painted blue and planted with booty from a local plant sale.
Flowers have been transplanted, gravel weeded, lawns mowed and paths carved through the nettles and around fruit trees. We had the most productive weekend with friends and family preparing the garden for Rachel and Stephen's wedding on Saturday.
and that the weather is kind on the day.