Although supper on the patio last night was very pleasant, it was clear that work needed doing! The table was barely usable, so a replacement has been ordered and is due tomorrow. Which meant cutting back the encroaching forsythia and acanthus, and strimming down the winter weeds, to be in a fit and tidy state. The patio is only 8 foot diameter, so every few inches counts!I’ve left one of the decorative Welsh poppies, though – it will be under the table when that arrives, so not really in the way. Further up the garden, the purple alliums are starting to come out. As always, they attract a variety of insects.