How does your garden grow? – Waterfall problems
We’ve worked really hard in the garden this week and I’m happy to say things are looking better. We had waterfall problems again and Ant dismantled it for a third time because he thought it still had a leak. Fingers crossed that’s the last time he’ll have to take it apart because it looks really nice the way it is now.
The pond water has gone green again so we’ve put some barley straw in. Hopefully, it’ll soon help it clear. We need to get some water lilies because the leaves help shade the water and stop it going green.
He’s also dismantled the stream again due to the same problem and rebuilt it on Tuesday. We just need to get a nice stone to replace the broken slab that’s currently covering the sump and the stream will be perfect 🙂
I spent a lovely morning at B&Q on Tuesday, picking plants to put in my pots.
I was sick of seeing the ivy in the square stone pots. It was all that was left of the winter pots I did a few years ago. The Christmas tree we bought last year wasn’t doing very well in the big pot we put it in. I decided I’d rather use the pot for something nicer than a dying tree so that pot got a makeover as well.
I really enjoyed filling all the pots but the effect was lost due to the grass under the arch being overgrown and very messy. It can’t be mown because I’ve planted some sweet peas and didn’t want to damage them so I spoke to Ant and came up with another solution.
The grass was removed and weed matting put down. The slab was laid (with Ant’s help!) on the sand and the sides were covered with gravel.
I absolutely love it 😀
While moving some old carpet and stuff, I found this little fella. Hopefully, he’ll come and use the pond next year 🙂
The border needs digging because it’s been taken over by weeds. The 72 perennials I’ve ordered from Van Muewen. need planting. They only cost a tenner plus three pounds something post and packaging! 🙂