And came in sweaty, overheated, and worn out.
The messy trellis by the lotus pond had to go. The espaliered apple had broken out in vertical shoots, and I trimmed those and took down the clematis vines that will now have to grow up the trellis we’re installing.

The new tree is getting a bed of heather out front—Jane did that.

And I’m hoping for fishes soon. The water that has been clear is getting murky with algae as the weather warms, but it’s all too fine to catch in the filters. I’ve run the filter since we refilled and never had to wash it once, but I think we are approaching filter-washing time. I don’t do it until the filter starts spitting water, because there is a level of dirt that actually helps trap fine particles, and I really hope I can get by without algicide this year.