Not any more though. I've spent the last two days out there, weeding, pruning, and lopping the unweildy willow hedge.
I've spent a good deal of time clearing out the profusion of containers that had multiplied on our little terrace.
Of course, you can't see the results of all this activity as it was going dark by the time I finished, but hopefully there will be some plants that have escaped the ravages of slugs and snails and I'll be able to take a photograph or two in the coming days.
So now the outside of the house is ready to sell - it's just waiting for the inside to catch up...