Latest posts by SweetPea93

New garden new start... Fingers crossed

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 17:45

Swing seat sadly isnt ours very sad! The house was sold in June, then bought a month ago by a landlord with lots of properties, it's all cleared and finalised and now he's letting it. Quick turn around! He's done nothing to the place because it was in perfect nick when he bought it, canny really! I'll be very happy to live there and put my mark on that though. hoping to have some sweet peas up the fences, scented ones up the shed, or morning glory, not too sure yet, then small simple things in the borders as they're small and narrow, and i've learned my lesson this year by going for big and bold dahlias which are very very much taller than I thought they would be!

Something I love is that the window by the sink looks straight out onto the garden.

Will be keeping the pots we're so accustomed to using now for herbs on the patio area, a little nod to what got us into gardening in the first place

Top of the list to buy is a nice table and chair set before it gets too cold to sit outside with a cuppa.

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Posted: 31/08/2014 at 17:39

PS just googled pheasants eye and it's not that it's lovely! It looks rather like scarlet pimpernel I think? Spreads like wildfire! Everywhere! I'd take nettles and dandies any day. I can control the bindweed at the allotment more than this stuff.

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Posted: 31/08/2014 at 17:35

popped on a separate thread some photos which took me an age to grab from rightmove, hopefully some of you all can offer advice and suggestions on what would work where. It's still a small suburban garden, but so much bigger than the little patio bit we have now if anyone remembers what my patch looks like

I'll be happier when the agency has gotten back in touch to assure us references are fine and arranged a concrete move in date. Then we get to go back and measure up! Plan where everything can go.

New garden new start... Fingers crossed

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 17:32

This should be our new garden this time next month, 

It's small, but it's at least three times bigger than we have at the moment, and most importantly private. I think it has potential to be quite the haven!



 Seems silly to be so excited about something so ordinary, but it's the best either of us have had in a long time!

Pink tools

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 17:23

I suggest getting a small trug, train yourself to always pop your hand tools back in the trug and you won't lose them in amongst the grass and shrubbery! Which reminds me, I left mine in the flower bed bravely or stupidly transporting a hidden carnation to a sparse bit of bedding.

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Posted: 31/08/2014 at 17:21

Thanks all for being so kind

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Posted: 31/08/2014 at 17:21

Weeds aplenty, only seems to be the one, a small little thing that grows faster than anything I've seen and has teeny tiny orange flowers... I hate it with a passion. Leave it for a week and it's an entire carpet.

got lots of SPs from the GC on clearance, more than I can hope to grow next year! There's just something so special about them. I want a fragranced bit at the back with some fragrant honeysuckle, so thats next on my list! Along with a rose, but I might wait until we own for an expensive fragranced one. I don't want to be in the same situation and leave it behind for fear of upsetting it. I don't have a good track record with cuttings!

dog rosehips collecting

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:58

Thanks nut, will do

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:38

when we own we will one day, but until then what landlord has, landlord will keep.

dog rosehips collecting

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:31

In a bush I have a rather lovely dog rose climbing it's way through it, it's since finishe flowering and has started dropping rose hips all over the ground. Are these suitable to collect seed from or will I need to try and take a cutting as I'd like to take it with us when we move... I have precisely no experience with roses!

the rose hips that have fallen to the ground aren't dried out, they're still squishy, but there's still plenty on the bush!

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