This week we spent some time in the garden and on of the jobs I tackled was tidying up the entrance pergola.
The mandevilla were growing out of control and needed a bit more training up the trellis. I also trimmed some of the lower growth and swept the pavers. We cleaned up and mulched the adjacent garden area. The flowers and small shrubs will thrive as the weather begins to warm up.
It looks much better.
There are not a huge number of flowers at the moment but this shot from November last year shows it in full bloom.
In March 2018 the area was very different.
By September of 2018 things were progressing but the plants were still in their infancy.
It is always useful to look back and remind yourself of how much progress you have made.