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Apologies to Lizzie....I should have commented on Cedric's arbour in my earlier post ....anyway, albeit a tad late, I think your arbour is really nice and in a really idyllic setting.
Thank you David, no need for an apology. I still prefer your arbour though!
Lovely stone fountain, shows up the colours and much the best sort of water feature for parents with young children - if any see this.
Thanks, Lizzie, I agree about water & young children.
As part of the same pebble garden I have this half-barrel water feature I wouldn't consider it as child-safe, but then, my family is all grown up now.
Snowdrops are all out and other bulbs starting. Some hellebores too.
Gorgeous Lizzie and what a beautiful coloured pansy.
Not a great photo but the promise of things to come - hopefully the sunshine yesterday will have hurried things along a bit ....
Lizzie, I've got those violas
This is the part of the veg patch I dug and raked over today
That's why my back is sore - but it was so worth it
Crikey! You have rakeable soil??
I like blue and yellow, but I usually grow a paler viola, Morpho or something. They are pretty.
That Viola is called Morpho. Very pretty
I got some for my new hanging baskets as they seem to hold their heads up well in the wet.
Wow Dove, proper soil
Well done Dove. Impressed.
Is it me? But are your violas looking down in the mouth? They don't have the typical happy faces.
When we moved here in August 2011 that veg patch was lawn - we dug it up the following spring and removed loads and loads of tree roots - the soil was sandy and gritty and had no structure or worms or anything - we bought bags and bags of FYM from the GC and made compost from everything we could and just kept piling it all on. It was so rewarding today, turning that lovely black soil and finding it full of huge fat earthworms - the blackbirds were pretty keen on it too
Those violas do look a mite fierce don't they - as if they're frowning - it's probably because they've had a lot of weather to cope with this winter!
Ouch! my back............. Ouch! my inner thighs ............. but it's cheaper than a gym membership
This is the area that we turned into our veg patch - once we'd got rid of the ivy and replaced the rotten fence.
What a transformation - love before and after pics
Bet you are thrilled with what you achieved.
It's a good start KEF - now I've got more time I've more plans
Looks like Spring is here