I’ve spent today in the garden and my scorched and sun blockless face will suffer later! I’ve recycled the hanging baskets and they are now on their fifth year, the cardboard inserts were from Trago…………like Poundland but cheaper. The plants are from Aldi. I always ignore the ‘bedding plant’ signs and put them in baskets and pots. I buy French Marigolds to range in pots amongst the veggies to keep flies off them, plus the splash of gold is lovely. This now means I have to be vigilant for frost and dash the baskets into the poly tunnel if any is imminent.
We bought 100 summer flowering bulbs for £1, and I’m starting them off in pots so I’ll have some ideas of what they are and where to go. If you read this DB……………they are for you! You were so taken with the flowers in your mum’s garden and mentioned that we should have more flowers. Let’s hope most of them flower, if not this year, then next. The lettuce have been grown from seed and are now outside. I have put seed into more pots for lettuce later on.
I thought I would share the heat hazed view with you all. The bottom of my garden is still a mess. There used to be a tree blocking the view and the lack of view put off every buyer who came to our house. Now I have a view to sell with the house. We sold all of the wood too which paid for part of the cost of having the tree down. The bottom of the garden has a real woodland feel to it (even without the tree!) and it covered in bluebells. It’s lovely to be able to pick them and have them in the house……….I’m allowed, they’re mine.
I’ve weeded more of another border today and did battle with a huge red Phormium which I need to divide and spread around the borders, I’m also going to do the same with ornamental grasses and try and make what’s already there go further. Photos another day.
I’m off to knit in the late afternoon sun and enjoy where I live.