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What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 23:33

Lovely to hear my indecisiveness is the norm for us gardening folks!

Lovely fable Birdy13 and one I shall remember!

Although, I had a moment today...only a moment...but it was worth it.

I had rushed out this morning ready to rip another wrongly placed plant out of its hole from yesterday when suddenly a thought struck me and my problem aspect was solved and why didn't I think of that before? It was the most obvious choice ofc...and then I seemed to get carried away and wow, all of a sudden I had three plants in the ground with complete satisfaction!

So, I'll be content with painting small murals that get ruined by the rain whilst the structure and bigger plants get on with thie jobs of providing height and winter interest and everyone will be happy


As for some white campion seeds from Gardengirl...thank you so much! How very kind of you. I am delighted at the prospect and shall leave my address in your pms.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 23:47

Gorgeous garden Busy-Lizzie although I wouldn't want to have all that mowing to do

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 23:43

I know what you mean artjak...the male Blackbird song is quite lovely.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 23:40

Since most of my catch up jobs were done yesterday, I had the luxury of weeding a bed  and planting the same plant 17 times until it finally found it's place to live 

Okay, not quite 17 times, but I remember moving it at least thrice!

I have a terrible time placing plants. I love gardening so much, I enjoy many creative endeavours and am pretty artist to boot but ask me to make my mind up about where a plant should live and...

decisions, decisions...really. I'm pathetic. I purposefully leave them in pots and move them around the borders until I'm really really sure and then what happens? As soon as they are in the ground, I get a new idea or a doubt or a reason why it won't work and I can't just let it be. It's a wonder that the poor things don't give up on me but I figure that well, they've already been shifted once...will they really notice again?

Heaven would be the perfect garden with no wrong choices

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 23:23

Thanks guys, I'm happy enough with the changes I've made this year although I would like more maturity in the bottom half.

Maturity brings height and structure and without those design elements, everything just seems piddly and flat but things take years to grow ofc. Take the big blue hosta as an example. Doing better each year but only half way to maturity I've read currently at 4yrs old. I nearly split it this year to make more until I read that doing that to the big blue ones sets them back a good few years in vigour.

The green acer above is nearly twenty years old and I'm very happy with it this year as it's canopy seems to be really full. The smaller red acer is currently sitting in it's pot because I wanted to make a feature of it for a few years but its already starting to overtake the pot in only it's third year. I bought it as a twig...because acers are normally so expensive, but I do love them so much. 

It will have to move though, as I don't think its really at home in my courtyard garden, but I think I have the perfect spot for it once the landscaping is finished in that area.

I'm looking forward to seeing many more garden photos from you guys now the sun is mostly shining, I just love to see what you are all up to.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 14:13

 The last picture shows a large gap on the left hand side which is prepared space for my greenhouse in case you are wondering.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 23:19
Wintersong wrote (see)

What needs to be done in my garden today?

  • Mowing the lawn and strimming the edges.
  • cutting the path edges.
  • Transferring over wintered perennials from my veg beds into the borders.
  • Sowing a ton of seeds which are still sitting in their packets.
  • Stirring the compost bins.
  • Finish laying the bark chips on most borders to preserve water.
  • Some tying in and a spot of pruning back on rampant climbers.
  • Weeds!!!!!!!
  • The Chelsea chop of course.
  • Having a cup of tea when the sun does make an appearance.



Chelsea chop still needs doing as does the rest of the bark and still got a fair bit of path to edge but pretty much finished other jobs on list.

Glorious sunshine this afternoon had me down to one fleece instead of the usual two plus hubby's big weather proof coat.

Still loads of work to do but I have to say...I'm pretty damn pleased with how things are looking this year, I promise to do some before and after shots once I get a chance.

Take care everyone


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 23:06

Kent had a chilly start but the sun managed to make an appearance by the afternoon and the wind even warmed up a bit. I do believe it turned into a marvellous day


Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 23:02

One gorgeous day's weather out of ten terrible ones.

The minute the sun shines, everything seems better. There is life in the garden, the birds are merry, the foliage is vivid, the plants seem to have grown a little bit more and buds and blooms are erupting wall to wall.

Would still like to see more bees but on the whole, the sunshine is a welcome visitor!

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 21:10

Campion is one of those plants I always look for at the GC but haven't found yet.

Diddly squat in the garden today even though I tried several times to get outside, it just started raining...heavily...coldly...again...and again.

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