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T minus 3.5 days


By pamsco


…until we have the keys to our new house all being well!

As I sit in work (tragic, I know, I’m the only one here – the last time they get free overtime from me) with a streaming cold with wafts of olbas oil around my head my mind keeps wandering to the garden I don’t own yet.

My entire soil based chattel is one potted palm. My flat was NNE facing so it was like a nuclear winter – even the rubber plant withered and failed. So I have years of suppressed gardening to make up for.

Besides the question, “why am I blogging on GoY when I have work to do”, the undecided items on the to do list are:

1. Should I buy a chipper since I have more hedge than Mr Hedge the hedgemaker? Are they worth the expense?

2. Should I try to compost the giant Phormiums I’m going to remove? Or would they be too slow?

3. When to change the 2 small veggie patches into one big one – now or in the winter?

4. How much of the unprinted newspaper (used for the packing I haven’t done yet) should I save for the compost?

Nice concerns to have! Any help appreciated.

I really should have finished the packing by now!

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So this is your new garden to be Pam? Other more knowledgeable gardeners will answer your questions but I wish you well with your new horticultural experience!!
At least you haven't got a jungle to tame ... it all looks quite tidy?

8 Aug, 2010


What a shame to remove the Phormiums, they look lovely. No they won't compost, not in my lifetime anyway.
Unless you want to use the chippings for mulch, I shouldn't buy a chipper/shredder.
If your hedges are privet or conifer, again not very good at composting, although shredded maybe you could compost and then maybe it would be a good idea to have one.
I think winter would be the best time to make/prepare your veg bed, and let the frost break up the soil well.
It looks a very nice garden already, but we all like to stamp our own mark on things.

8 Aug, 2010


you must be so exited,good luck

8 Aug, 2010


The Phormiums are nice the give a good texture to the greenery but they also take up lots of space. I want to maximise my veggie herb & space I'll prbobaly do bean stands there.

9 Aug, 2010


Hi Ladybug - yes I am very excited! Hi Mad & Fuff yes the garden is in fantastic shape. I'll just maintain and record for the next year. The veggie beds are empty so that will let me bring my own choices.

9 Aug, 2010


How fab Pam ... a clean slate to plant what you want! Enjoy!

9 Aug, 2010

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