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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 14:13

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 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

Rare...

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.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 15:18

I was determined to get outside today and actually got up feeling mostly my old self, so the grass got its much needed cut and the edges were neatly strimmed.

A wee bit of weeding also occurred and after some path edging that kind of did me in a bit, I tidied some areas and re-arranged a planting area that just wasn't convincing me.

Two pots of tea and one downpour later I'm putting my feet up but at least it looks tidy now.

Those seeds will just have to wait or else I'll end up cheating and buy plugs

Where to start! Planning new borders, complete garden novice.

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 17:57

Lavenders and herbs don't like rich wet soil so it all depends what you are going to end up planting.

It sounds to me like you know your stuff by your knowledge of aspect and aesthetics and also have a reasonably good idea about what you want.

I always figure out what I want by knowing what I don't want. That helps me, in your case, apart from being given a bunch of plant names to consider, it's really a personal choice at the end of the day and gardening is never about a one time solution, unless you hire a designer who will do all the research for you, lay garden fabric and sterilise your outdoor space like the cover of a glossy magazine.

There is bound to be mistakes made in your planting scheme, things that don't grow as expected despite what the label says or just don't work in situ but if you start with basic building blocks, you can plant off these and eventually fill in the gaps as you see things grow and take shape.

Personally, I do this in my own gappy garden, using anchor points of evergreen and structure which I then plant off of, building over many seasons, what I couldn't have known at the beginning, but ends up exactly how I like it.

How late is this 'spring'?

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 17:46

I'm in Kent and the lateness of Spring has fluctuated between 3-4 weeks depending on how many warm sunny days we are getting.

As soon as the sun shines, things begin to leap but then a cold wind or gloomy overcast sky halts it all again.

Even old reliables are slow this year but what really concerns me is the bees and pollinating insects that I am just not seeing much of. I hope all is well.

 

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 17:40

I haven't done any of those jobs Aliesh, just listed what needs doing.

The lawn is a mess..oh dear. Just thinking about it makes me sad. I like tidy! Grrr

I use a garden fork to stir my compost and occasionally the sheers if I have a lot of long, light carbon as its useful to chop it up a bit.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 17:13

I've been unwell for the last ten days...just some lingering flu-like bug that zapped all my energy...so, the question really is, 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.

 

There, I feel exhausted now just listing the jobs I haven't done yet. Oh well, at least a late Spring has kept things in reasonable order and there's always tomorrow

 

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