Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Always things to do in the garden!
I've been busy this weekend, planting out begonias, gallardias, pansies and mimulus in various troughs and plants on our patio. Hard work for me, heaving bags of compost around! Mr. G. obligingly put the planted throughs where I wanted them!
At the other end of our patio is what I laughingly call my "£raised beds". Grocery store plastic containers, filled with compost and now growing, slowly, lettuces, radishes, spring onions, and very, very slowly, carrots. Also climbing french beans, which will go up the poles on the right. Thehy are cut from our hazel bush, which we cut down every three years or so.
Below the patio is a bed, which at the moment has alliums and not much else, but things are growing fast now, and we will have astrantias, daisies and alchemilla.
Through the honeysuckle arch looking down the garden from the chalet.
Looking sdown the garden from the right hand side
Our chalet (summer house). I spend a lot of time, when I can, that is, sitting in there, reading, drinking tea and just thinking!
Looking back towards the house.
And lastly, our pond, where the tadpoles are thriving, and the slugs haven't eaten the hostas yet! Its right down the end of the garden, by the gate which leads into the Park. We have a little path round it, though its a bit overgrown at the moment. The little statue we inherited with the garden, he used to hold a sundial base, but it got broken. He is weathering nicely now!
We can't compete with the gardens on other blogs! But we do our best, and enjoy the peace and the plants. There's too much lawn now for us oldies, but so far we are managing. Well, Mr. G is managing!