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Children's garden

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 12:17

This is the patch of garden I'm going to let my son loose on...

It has afternoon sun only. The soil is ok with a clay base. Very dry from the fork to the fence. The buddleia and laural will give a lot of shade also. This is the first digging it's had in a few years, has been covered in stones many of which are still there, we will rake out as many as possible. 

Son has not much enthusiasm and wants quick results. He has autism and leaning difficulties, today gardening has an appeal, tomorrow maybe not. H enjoyed digging for a few minutes then enjoyed finding worms (surprisingly few in this patch). He has requested he wants to grow carrots, mash potatoes (he'd prefer to grow the sausage to go with them if truth be known!), and sunflowers. I've some strawberries I could move to here as well, but have never really grown anything edible! Would potatoes in bags be ok? Any variety of carrots better for the lack of sun? How about piling a rockery on the dry bit or making a raised bed against the fence (Ive some unused York stone I need to find a place for!). 

If it was me, I'd just fill it with flowers but Ii want to support his choice as much as is possible.

So over to you good people for any suggestions and advice. Thank you. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 20:57

 What a day  Gorgeous weather. Nice long lie in. Did a good job at MILs front garden while she's I'll. Then rest of the day in my own. If I see another grass root I'll ... I'll .....oh just pull it out I suppose! Loads done. Exhausted but happy. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 23:33

Can't sleep for garden planning! Front garden might get ripped out and started again. New patch under the laurel and buddleia might get host as and ferns. Feather bed needs a revamp, no I think I did that last year! And how do you tidy up the leaves around a red hot poker, or do you leave them? Heads spinning. Night all.  

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Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 22:14

Oh wow Berghill, beyond that I'm speechless!

Catching up, a few pics.

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 22:11

Lidl and Aldi time again, WOnky, thanks for the reminder.

Just finished the ironing (making time for gardening tomorrow!)

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 22:09

good tips A.Rach!

Catching up, a few pics.

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 21:09

Smell test done - yes, it smells divine. 

Still can't decide what to do with this border.

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 21:08

Looks a nice plot SandT. You sound just like me - so many choices, want a bit of everything, cant decide, full of sensible pro's and cons. Ive planted trees for privacy (bigger plot though), my only slight regret was not to look at which trees got their leaves first and lost them last to extend the season and provide privacy as long as possible. Amelanchier ? (pics of mine and Dove's on garden gallery),  Magnolia? 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 21:00

Hi FB and BL. Its gonna have to be a now n then pop in Im afraid! But love a few minutes every few weeks, Im sure itll get more regular as the season unfolds - and as my knowledge needs topping up more to the point!

White leggins - ooops! Bet mum was delighted! I planted sunflowers (ok sowed) with son on mothers day but not too hopeful so saved a few to grow in pots and then miraculously transplant where they should be - cheating but effective.

Catching up, a few pics.

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 20:41

Thanks Tesni, the pics were quite a trial!

Beaus mum, not sure about magic touch although I've seen some garden fairies on another thread, maybe it was them ( but I reckon they only come one day a year).

auntyrach, they smelled fantastic a

last year, no smell today when I took the photo but give me half an hour and I'll have a night smell test for you!

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