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Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 11:50

Thanks for all the advice and suggestions!  I will definitely fork as much as I can and the cosmos and pelargoniums are a brilliant idea.  Will try and get those seeds, as you recommend, Artjak. 

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 00:19

Thanks so much for the kind comment, Gardeningfantic!  Really appreciate it (especially when I simply see everything that needs to be fixed!).  I hope that your garden rejuvenates soon, too.

Just an update, I've just bought a bunch of July / August flowering perennials from Crocus (hard to resist when they're on sale).  I got a couple of varieties of salvias, some penstemons, alstroemerias, and phlox. I'm also going to try and get some bedding plants.

But mulling everything over, it suddenly occurred to me that I have not seen any worm casts recently round my beds, nor many worms (at all) when I dug the soil recently.  I think the compaction has become a real problem, and perhaps I didn't mulch / dig in as much homemade compost as I should have at the beginning of the year.  So I've bought some Levington's farmyard manure and will mix it with my compost, and just mulch about 4 inches or so around the beds - I can't dig it in with so many plants in the beds.

Hopefully that'll do the trick...

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 10:13

Thanks so much, Lucky 3, for the suggestion!  I'll take a look and get some ideas 

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 21:38

How beautiful!  Thanks for sharing the photo !

 

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 21:32

gosh, I really just missed that.  How silly of me. 

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 21:17

Lyn, can you direct me to Bekkie's seed / plant wish list?

Pansyface, as your garden is hitting it's stride now, what specific plants are you growing?

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 21:13

I guess the difficult thing is to try and stagger everything so there are moments throughout the summer!!!

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 21:09

Thanks so much bekkie!  Good luck with yours! 

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 21:00

Thanks so much for all your feedback and advice!  bekkie, yes, I typically favour a cottage garden (but open to suggestions!).  Lyn, that's a brilliant idea and thanks for your encouragement.  Perhaps you're right that it raced on.  This was how it looked a few weeks ago (so much better ).  Oh well...

 

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51965.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51967.jpg?width=575&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51968.jpg?width=245&height=350&mode=max

The acer doesn't have much around it and is in my woodland, shady border (with the anemonopsis).  

Think a trip to the garden shop is in the cards 

Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:22

Oops, I put titles, but they don't seem to be appearing:

The top picture is 'The Sad Wisteria'

Below that: 'The (Also) Sad Daisy'

then: 'The Emptying Border'

then: 'The Depressing Anemonopsis Macrophylla'

then: 'The Dying Acer'

finally: 'Finally, a Flower'.

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