How does your garden grow?
As usual, I’ve been busy in the garden again this week but this time the sun has been shining and it made it even more enjoyable 🙂
I bought a fuchsia last week for the bargain price of £1.49 from B&M and sowed some poppy seeds in the pots that had the spring bulbs in.
That’s about all I’ve done plant wise, the rest of the time I’ve been working on cleaning up the patio, relocating the bikes and looking on line for some kind of trellis work that will hide said bikes.
The patio was really letting the whole garden down. It was full of bikes, toys, old pieces of slabs, garden furniture loaded with rubbish and I was fed up with it.
I’ve been wanting a new patio set for a long time now and was really tempted to order the one I’ve been eyeing in my catalogue for the last few months, especially when I saw it had gone down to half price! Unfortunately, even at half price it’s still £250 and at the moment, that’s £250 too much!
It’s probably good that it’s now out of stock because it means I can’t be tempted!
Anyway, on to the pics 🙂
I decided I didn’t need the greenhouse anymore. I’ve only used it for one lot of seeds this year and I knew I wouldn’t be needing it over the summer.
|Before – Greenhouse|
I was sick of the bikes all over the patio so this is now the new bike store. I want to get some trellis or a bamboo type fence thing and grow a clematis up it to hide the bikes when I’m sat on the patio.
|After – Bike Store|
|Before – Horrible messy patio|
|*organisation = happy sigh!*|
Ant’s had this tv stand in his car for a while. We didn’t need it in the house but it was too good to throw away so I’m going to give it a coat of varnish and use it outside until we can get a proper patio set 🙂
Until then, we both have really comfy fold up chairs. They’re really old and tatty now but too comfy to replace with new ones!
Ant’s is worse than mine and if I were him, I’d be too worried to sit on because it looks like it’s going to collapse!
|Border just 2 months ago|
This is the border yesterday. The space in the back corner is where I had lupins and even though they kept fighting to grow, something kept eating them before they got ever got chance to flower.
I haven’t bought anymore because for 2 years I tried to stop whatever it was eating them and nothing worked so sadly, no lupins will be growing in this garden this year.
This is the fuchsia I bought. I used to have a lantana in this pot with the ivy and I tried to get another from B&Q when we went the other week but I couldn’t find any. They’re known as Lucky Sunrise Rose and they’re really lovely. I’m keeping my fingers crossed I’ll be able to get some from somewhere 🙂
And finally, here’s Chi-Chi enjoying the new grass after I’d mown it 🙂 I wasn’t able to go round the edges with the strimmer though because I couldn’t find the power cord!