Posted: 28/05/2017 at 16:43
Afternoon everyone. Well a bit more work done in the garden this bank holiday weekend but as it's now piddling down with rain I've come indoors to dry off. Any a bit more progress on the raised bed & wildlife pond area. I'm gradually getting it filled up with the old soil/gravel/compost mix and the wildlife pond is now in position on a bed of sand and all I now need to do is back fill so it stays where it is but that will have to wait until next payday and I can get some more bags of sand.
While taking a bit of a break from filling up the raised be I decided to get some plants in some plastic planter tubs bought for me as a Christmas present. Up until now they have been used to store the soil I'd been digging out for the raised bed.
The fist one is the largest now with a Buddliea Buzz Velvet Red, Geum Red Wings and a couple of Coreopsis Golden Joys planted in it.
Next is a medium sized one with another Buddliea Buzz...Sky Blue this time and a Geranium that I had knocking about in an old pot doing nothing.
I'm not sure which Geranium variety it is but it does have deep pink flowers.
The last one is a pot I rescued out of a skip a couple of years ago. I've now got a Lavender in it with some Armeria's. I had a load of Lavender plug plants turn up from T&M so potted them up in peat based compost...only for Monty Don to advise you should always plant Lavenders in peat free compost so I popped out today to get some peat free and get at least one of into a pot.