Posted: 27/02/2015 at 15:27
DD, I don't see any boundary, how big is your garden?? At least Charlie can have secret hideouts and lots of activity
hope your washing machine isn't an expensive fix punkdoc
Well, busy day for me here. Was out in the garden at the crack of dawn -nearly- to wire in some pyracantha for training against the fence, but I didn't have the right tools so I got on with moving my Clematis I planted yesterday since I decided last night that it would be better off on the opposite side. That's what I get for remaining undecided about digging it up for a whole year and then doing it on the spur of the moment!
I ran out of compost and thought no more planting for me but I had to bag up my compost bins anyways so we can crack on with landscaping that area and I sneaked all the lovely stuff at the bottom.
Armed with my bucket of black gold, I decided to get another large clematis in the ground but when I dug down at the spot I have chosen, I hit a massive concrete slab because my garden is builder's rubble . OH suggested a pot instead which is a good idea except my spending list just keeps growing
Anyways, it will look lovely and we have no choice. Since, I didn't plant the clematis, I used the bucket to mulch two of my most desperate climbing roses. One sits in full sun and bakes whilst the other was planted in poor soil.
Whilst digging for the clematis, I also noticed another job that will have to be done with part of the inner fencing. The soil on our side is much higher than my neighbours which dips significantly so our soil is sitting about 10 inches above the post hole and covers the gravel boards, so I will have to dig out around two posts and the panel between, fit boards and back fill with gravel to keep the wet off.
After that, I planted a pittosporum successfully then my dad turned up with a car full of compost bags and Flynn's brother so we let them play a bit while we had a cuppa
I pooped now but happy with progress in the garden, at least I'm not leaving it all until the middle of April like usual.