Alright - I will admit it - sadly 'gardening' as such is no longer a pastime as I wobble about the garden with Percy, trying to keep my balance. But I make a good Supervisor when either D1 or D2 do a major job. And this part of my garden has been a thorn in my flesh ever since I came to live here and now, at last I am getting something done about it. Of course this morning the weather has stepped in to 'stop play' but a start has been made. D2 came again yesterday morning (D1 was busy elsewhere) and they are gradually making progress. The whole area was covered with a thick layer of crazy paving. I am having it taken up, weed suppressant cover put down and then a thick layer of pebbles laid with stepping stone paving slabs across to the path into the rest of the garden. An odd number (perhaps 5 or 7) evergreen shrubs - of fairly upright habit - will be planted to break up the monotony of the pebbles and each will have its own special watering channel at the side of it. I can't put pots on the pebbles because I don't any longer find it easy to get up to this level. But I took a picture of D2 working yesterday morning - and managed after a bit of fidding about to get it on here using the new Blogger. I will take more pictures as work progresses. It is raining heavily now so there will be not work today.