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Posted: 07/05/2012 at 18:16

OOh love them grasses and you had the same idea as me with the lovely rain drops on Alchemilla Mollis (that never gets old)

I saw a beautiful red grass at the garden centre I rather liked, it began with the letter U but I wasn't sure what its growing conditions were and also I have to find its spot in the garden, I want the full sun border to have a blue theme, so red grass is no good there ...unless I use it as contrast. Oh, now I did it, just when my mind was made up its back to indecision.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 18:09

So today was dry enough for me to work hard in the garden, especially since hubby was cooking dinner, I could get on.

Dug over the full sun border once more and raked it level. I will be mulching and waiting for weed regrowth through the summer whilst I save up for the trellis that needs to be built.

You can see the pile of compost Pampas grass and perhaps appreciate the size of the gap in my middle garden . I really don't know what's going on this year, I planned all through autumn to fill gaps this year and now I seem to had a huge section ploughed through the middle. After mowing the lawn and mentioning the need to weed a bad patch, hubby decided to extend a border instead!

 Don't know if this photo is clear, but the turf has got to be removed up to the wooden edging which doubles the width of this border!.

All this new border space to fill, I did warn him I would need to buy many more plants but he doesn't seem to mind

After digging and mowing, I then relaid some brick edging so I am really worn out now

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Posted: 07/05/2012 at 17:57

Awesome photos, thanks for sharing!

Today in my garden, blessed with a little evening sunshine...


The Blessing of a new Allotment

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 15:47

Well done to you Dean Lovett! An incredible amount of dedication and hard work is shown in your pictures, you deserve a beer! Best of luck to you and your friend

think of the blackbirds Monty !

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 14:17

Well, this morning we noticed and watched with delight as the pair of ring neck doves decided to build a  nest in our Laurel. It's a very large Laurel and it was lovely watching the male collect scraps and twigs from my huge pile of dead Pampas grass and bring them to the female who was busy arranging the nest. The male bird was very tame, didn't mind sharing the garden with me at all, unfortunately the male black bird took great offence and chased the male dove all about the garden. Since then, there's been no sign of either pair, I do hop they can all get alone.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 14:08

Three successive alarms needed. One to wake you up, one to wake you up after you nodded back off and the third one just to nudge you as you do that, I'll wake up with my eyes closed trick.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 12:52

Very cloudy but bright here in Kent. There's no real threat of rain so far and It's actually warm and feels like spring for once.

think of the blackbirds Monty !

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 08:15

Well apparently my wood pigeons are ring-neck doves. There's a mating pair we see every year, always together, it's very sweet. Last year they tried to make a manly sized nest in out large Laural, but a windy day soon put an end to those ideas.

On the whole we get sparrows thrushes and Magpies nest in the surrounding trees but don't land in my garden. Once when I put out seed to encourage finches etc, all I got was an ugly pigeon who kept eating the lot! So I stopped. I used to get a robin a few years back that followed me around whenever I disturbed the soil, and am so happy I have blackbirds this year. I feel honoured they have chosen my garden.

Depression and how gardening saved me

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 08:07

I concur. Nature heals through the senses and gardening is just one way to appreciate our world as a whole. No wonder nature got given her pagan monikers, she can be tough and destructive, but her wonders are sustenance for the soul.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 22:03

Well done Rob! It looks very promising and beautifully dug.

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