How does your garden grow? July 25th
Before I tell you how the garden’s growing this week, I have to introduce you to my new little friend. Apparently, she told Ant that her name is Arietty Clock! She first came to visit a few weeks ago and since then she’s shown up most days 🙂
|You can just see my feet in the photo either side of the path. Arietty always comes this close to me when I’m working on the path and eats the bugs I unearth when I’m digging!|
She’s so lovely but every time she visits she stops me working because I just want to sit and watch her!
Talking of working, I had the girls home at the weekend so I wasn’t able to go to Nanny’s then on Monday I spent the day at home, catching up on laundry, cleaning etc and on Tuesday it chucked it down all day!
Suffice it to say, I haven’t got much more of the path done. I was hoping to get it finished this week but there’s no rush.
I have the borders to dig over when the path’s done. I’m going to save as many plants as I can but there’s going to be loads of room for more plants so I sowed some seeds in trays and got Granddad to fetch a small plastic greenhouse to keep them in. They’ll be over-wintered in the cold frame and planted out next spring.
Ant’s done all the painting on the summer house and is making a start on the little wooden porch and railing he’s going to be adding.
The grass seed is doing brilliantly! We’re really pleased with how fast it started growing. It was grass seed specially for shaded areas and it was from B&Q in case anyone’s interested 🙂
In my own garden I’ve been trying to keep the grass watered to stop it from going all yellow. It’s not doing too bad, we only have a few dead patches now.
The lily buds are huge and I expect them burst open any day now. I can’t wait, I’m so excited to see the beautiful blooms.
The butterfly bush the kids bought me for my birthday last year has started blooming. I’m really pleased because a few times it’s looked a little sad and droopy and I didn’t think it was going to last the year.