When the weather turns cold – again – and all outside is grey and misty, these crocus cheer me up.
In June 2019, I made a start on a project that is finally almost complete. This began with the removal of a raised bed in the shadiest part of the back garden, via the building of the Tiny Greenhouse and now the final corner. Click here to see what it looked like in 2018.
We were left with this ‘spare’ piece of ground, where the round compost bin had stood for 20 years. But then our
beer spare fridge finally gave up the ghost in February (almost gassing us in the process), and we were forced to buy a new washing machine after the bearings went on the old one: so with all Recycling Centres closed until a few weeks ago, this (↓) was the view from our kitchen window – until now. Continue reading “Weekend Workout”
On 6th November, I wrote that I’d removed some peonies from my front garden and offered them to members of the Community Garden.
As my gardening year usually finishes somewhere around the middle of October, if not earlier, the clearing (sort of) and mulching of the Shady Corner in the front garden gave me a push to add some autumn/winter plants – combined with a Reward Card offer at our posh garden centre. Continue reading “Six on Saturday: 16 November 2019”
What do you do when you realise it’s a friend’s birthday and you haven’t even thought of a present?
Pop to the garden centre for some plants and a terracotta pot, of course.Continue reading “Celebrations”
I bought and planted two clematis montana last September as part of my Shady Border renovations. They established well and put on plenty of new growth. Continue reading “Clematis Montana- Year 1”
Back in July 2018, I cleared and re-worked my shady border – the tiny raised bed on the southern boundary that is shaded in the summer by my neighbour’s overgrown trees. Continue reading “A Review of the Shady Border”
Apparently, now is the time to divide plants and take semi-ripe cuttings. Unsure of how to do this, and what to try it on, I looked it up here.
I want to try and keep these pelargoniums going over winter by bringing them into the conservatory; but just in case, I’m going to take cuttings, especially as I have four red plants and only one pink – the lottery of buying plants from the ‘rescue’ shelf.