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in The potting shed
Morning girls and boys
Poor Liz-I think you may be reading to much into silly stuff-most of wot I write is not meant to be taken literally
Bunny-the lupin pic was taken last year in the garden
Everebody has plans to day-might prepare the bean area-on the other hand -might not
I bought the tree lillies so the flowers, and essentially the pollen is out of reach. My cats are pretty good with chewing on stuff, they stick to the grass. The problem with normal lillies, like the carpeting sort is the flowers are very low down and if a cat brushes past the anthers they get the pollen on their fur. When they clean themselves they ingest the pollen which leads to an agnosing death as their kidneys shut down
After that lovely thought, managed to get some pics off my phone so you can see what I'm up to.
This is where I'm hoping to level off and put more raised beds, the giant one is going, to be replaced by 6 about half that size like these I made last year
The area used to be lawn, I've stripped it off once but was so wet last year couldn't get rid of it!! Wish I'd used cardboard over it now :/ I've managed a third of it so far, hoping to get it all level and building beds in next few days.
Im up and will get started in the garden soon. Just made a coffe and had to decide between the lemon drizzle cake and banana and choc that OH made last night
plug into computer download to folder on desktop then add to the post, could send direct from phone, but wireless is slow to upload.
Here's my lovely soil, note the clay and tonnes of stone, I'd say maybe 40% of my soil is rock, maybe more!
originally the side and front of the house is all lawn with a deciduous privet running as a hedge all the way along the outer wall. The guy who planted the hedge never trimmed properly so I cut it down to 3 ft as soon as I moved in. This hedge flowers and produces highly poisonous black berries, so I'm tackling it in 2 stages. Firstly I built the trellis partion, clematis on this side, climbing roses the other. Trellis acts as a wind break. Then I stuck all the borders in, dug to near 2 foot filled with manure at bottom then topped up with spent compost mixed with sifted soil. Roses and bulbs planted, and from the tap to the trellis my tree lillies.The front hedge remains for this year, but I'll be making a nursery bed and taking a load of Black thorn cuttings to replace the hedge with next year.
Now it's turning warmer I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out. I haven't put any pics of my back garden yet, it's grass with raised borders, keeping lawn for the kids.