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By grindle


We’ve been here for 10 months now, and have had a lot of earth shifting to do. I’m now starting to see some flower beds, and although all the rain has helped a lot of plants to settle into their new home, it’s played havoc with the blooms. My garden is still very much a work in progress garden

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Hi Grindle good luck with the new garden, the weather is a pain at the moment, you are not alone, some have gardens under floodwater, post some entries in" my garden"
and we can share your progress and commiserate if this continues...don't mind the botanical names, easy to google for them, or look for the same plant in someone elses garden.

4 Jul, 2007


thanks Tussiemussie, I agree on the weather, I feel so sorry for people that are flooded. Luckily we are on pretty high ground and free draining soil so that hasn't been a problem. We managed to get a lot of the hard work done before the rains.

6 Jul, 2007


I'm near the top of a hill too, so so far not too bad, work plenty of humus, compost/ manure, into your soil and you won't suffer too badly when we get the next drought, it helps to hold the water, and feed your plants. Mulch in spring too.

6 Jul, 2007


Thanks I have a lot of work to do here, we've mostly been shifting earth round and knocking down plenty of breeze block walls. I had to get the plants I bought with me in the ground quickly and they weren't very happy in their pots. Once we have the main hard work done, then I'm going to have to concentrate on getting the soil in good order. The compost is building up nicely :)

18 Jul, 2007


the last of the heavy work has been completed, and I now have a pond to add to things that have been done, finally got the last of the borders marked out, all I have to do now is find the right plants

17 Sep, 2007

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