My first blog!
Not been on the site for ages, sorry. However I have been busy getting to grips with my garden and I’ve added some photos to my home page. Don’t get too excited, they are all mainly at the before stage. Work has commenced on building the much needed wall, the foundations are in. I am planning to just paint the concrete blocks but have a wall water feature in the middle, some trellis either side with pretty and scented climbing plants, any suggestions as to what I should use would be very welcome!
My roses are coming along fine, the climbing one on the arch is growing like crazy and is looking very healthy. I have sprayed it with rose anti bug stuff and feed and water it regularly. I’ve planted a clematis on the other arch and that is growing really well, I’ve already had to secure it to both sides of the arch. I’ve got another climbing rose just waiting to get started on the arch, it doesn’t seem very enthusiastic, but early days yet, it is producing some very healthy looking shoots.
I’ve invested in a compost bin and I would welcome any advice on how best to use it. At the moment, I chuck everything in it, used rabbit bedding, fruit and veg waste, teabags, crushed egg shells etc. Someone told me to layer it if possible with different fodder, rabbit bedding/fruit & veg waste/ grass cuttings etc.Any advice would be very welcome.
I’ve pruned my raspberry canes in preparation for a good September crop. I’m about to order a garden shed, but can’t decide if I want practical or garden room type. I need practical to store all my garden stuff in, but would like it to be like a magical fairy den as well. The concrete base I have is in totally the wrong position. Is it worth digging out the old concrete base and setting up a new one elsewhere in the garden?
- 14 Apr, 2009
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