ATTACH=full]16540[/ATTACH]I've added a border to my partere (?spelling). It's summer here so i watered each of the 78 holes, waited for the water to absorb and sprinkled in water crystals before planting. I'm watering religiously so please keep your fingers crossef for me that they will survive. I know i could have waited for autumn but once I've made up my mind there's no stopping me. It's 3.30 am here and i can hear the rain so tomorrow i can relax. . The reason behind thiis addition is mowing. The mower man, my husband, found it difficult to get around the angles and in fact has done some damage on some corners. Image.... Benny Hill skit of man on bike being chased by young woman in high heels shaking her fist ( i have a stand in for that bit). Now he can mow easily so we are both happy. I just have to be prepared now to wait for it to hedge...about 4 years judging by this one. I fancy shaping the new hedge into an elongated u, if that makes sense. I'm demonstrating with my hand but i don't think you can see.