It all began a year ago with the scaffolding. Wooden planks were fitted to the ground and on top we had scaffolding reaching to the roof. The weight rested on our lawn for eight months until they were removed. We were afterwards left with a depleted lawn bearing traces of missing grass where the planks were. The gardeners arrived, in October, and new grass seeds were distributed everywhere -in October? Of course they had no chance to grow in the midst of Winter. Now we have spring and our own private gardener visited a week ago and sewed fresh seeds again – to replace those that the birds had eaten in the meanwhile. It now looks promising.
It is still bare in places, but there are grass seeds below the surface. We have an automatic lawn mower. There are cables beneath the earth attached to the electric and they guide the mower around the lawn. It seems that due to heavy builder boots, scaffolding and acts of god, somewhere the cable has been interrupted, the result being that Mowey travels for a few seconds and loses the way. His sense of direction has been depleted. We have contacted the Mowey agent and when he has time he will find a solution. We were told by the building company that everything will be restored after the work was finished, Someone will have to pay for the damage and it will not be us.
In the meanwhile No. 1 son has fetched my four large pots from the cellar containing 2 canna and 2 calla. I was glad for his help as I can no longer lift them. I have also put my various amaryllis outside to care for them during the summer with water and fertiliser. I am now ready to go.
I also have various indoor plants that have now been removed to the great outside. I am hoping that we no longer get surprise frosts during the night and that they will survive.
Otherwise nothing has been depleted, it is all being re-animated.