Planting came early this year.  The weather was warm and dry during April/May and unusually moist through to August. I don't recall watering the lawn more than twice in July.

2004 saw some nice improvements to the garden.  Carol helped gather lots of edging stones and we built 3 new gardens in front of the house.

In one garden we planted climbing roses that will be worth photographing next year - I hope. In the other, we did a small Japanese Garden - by the front door. 

The final garden was between the evergreens on the front lawn as we are about to show you.