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Making a start in the garden.

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We have had a good few days of fine weather here while we made a start on the slope lawns. We had decided on a shape for the grass which helped make the borders wider in places.


Wish I had remembered to take the drying lines away!! I ordered 50 x Ltr bags of farmyard manure, much to Terry’s horror, as the borders have never been manured before, we just dug in our composted garden and veg waste with some multi purpose plant food.I used 15 bags in this section of the garden. After carrying all those bags up 40 steps to the different levels we have the firmest thigh muscles in the village!!!
Anyway the bed on the lower right is the strawberry bed. The next one up is going to be my red border with Crocosmia Lucifer, Allium Ostrowskianum, Phormium back in black, Geranium Black Velvet, Cornflower Double Black , Rudbeckia Gloriosa daisies and Gladiolus Butterfly Belinda.
I have put 3 Bellis in


and 3 Anemone to give it a bit of colour for now.


The top border already has 3 Peony in and I have moved one further away from the arch to plant a lovely white Clematis which I hope will eventually spread across the trellis and over the arch. I have set loads of flower seeds for this mixed colour border and I have some mixed gladioli bulbs, dahlia tubers and plants I bought earlier this year.
Coming back down to the middle border on the left I hope will be my orange and yellow border. I have put the Phormium Pink stripe in there as I think it will go with Gladiolus Butterfly Bernadette,and these seeds I have sown:
Rudbeckia Cherokee Sunset, Gazania Sunset and Marigold La Bamba to go here with some plants I have ordered.
The next border down I hope to have as my blue, yellow and white border, with some Dutch Iris, Primula, Echinops Ritro, Anemone De Caen Purple, Hemerocallis Stella d’ Oro.
Terry put in some access steps to the pond pump and side of the pond and I planted some carex and snowdrops in this bit of soil. I think they go well together.


I am really looking forward to this summer as it will be the first time I have filled these borders with colourful plants.
Next week I will start to sort out the flat lawn area and veg patch. Talk about happy as a pig in muck. That’s me…….:o)))))

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If there's such a thing as "the Gardening bug" you've got it Homebird. So nice to see how happy you are. Your choice of plants is fab, it's going to look amazing in Summer.

24 Mar, 2010

 

Love the way you shaped the lawn (gave me an idea ) and you are so organised. Its all going to look brilliant. I know what you mean about pigs and muck ! lol

24 Mar, 2010

 

You've got lots of great ideas - and I love the lawn shape! Go, girl...Good luck and keep the photos coming!

24 Mar, 2010

 

Looking very good, could feel the excitement in your blog, will look forward to seeing all the lovely colour in your garden, like the lawn shape too.

24 Mar, 2010

 

Thank you Heron, Valadel, Spritz and Dotty for your lovely comments. This is why I love Goy, it's lovely to share what everyone here is doing or done as visitors to the home don't always share your enthusiasm for the plants and garden, and haven't a clue what you are talking about......Lol

25 Mar, 2010

 

This IS the time for making a start - in the astrological view especially !
The time to ignite your rockets ! (I would do so if I had any).

25 Mar, 2010

 

Well Gurthbruina It certainly seems that Homebird has `ignited her Rocket` (what a great expression) .
Homebird I have enjoyed looking at your photos and the stonework and steps by the pond look great.
Can you bottle the stamina and can I order a crateful.

25 Mar, 2010

 

"Ignite your rocket" I like that. It reminded me of what an American once said about an employee who was lazy, "I'm gonna light a fire underneath him"

25 Mar, 2010

 

I love your garden, looking forward to seeing more pics as the borders start to bloom :-))

25 Mar, 2010

 

All looks very nice.......

25 Mar, 2010

 

Looking nice and tidy.

25 Mar, 2010

 

Thanks Everyone. I could have done with someone to ignite a rocket behind me when I was carrying those sacks up the steps. Might have got them up there a bit quicker............Lol

25 Mar, 2010

 

Now that I like, its going to look a treat when you get it all planted up, I know it must have been hard work carrying all those bags up those steps but they look really good..........

25 Mar, 2010

 

Thanks Lincslass. The shrubs and plants will appreciate it I hope.

26 Mar, 2010

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