Garden Update – Weeded the Raised Bed

Well, I didn’t manage to do an hour every day last week as I planned to do, I managed to do an hour for 3 of the 7 days.
Last Tuesday while out shopping my knee gave way and I’ve been in pain ever since. I went out Tuesday and did some more to the borders because I was able to sit down and do it but on Wednesday it involved a lot of standing and I was in a lot of pain after the hour so I decided to rest my leg for the rest of the week.
I weeded the raised bed on Wednesday before the pain got too bad, which I was happy about. It’s one of my favourite parts of the garden.
I’m hoping to get out today for an hour because whilst it’s still not 100%, it’s not as painful as it was.

Weeded the Raised Bed

raised bed before weeding
Raised bed before weeding

I love my raised bed and I wasn’t happy to see the weeds trying to take over it!
I didn’t manage to do the border at the front, that’s a job for another day. Maybe today!

weeded the raised bed - raised bed after weeding
Raised bed after weeding
weeding the raised bed - raised bed after weeding
Raised bed after weeding

I was happy to see that one of the plants is flowering. I have no idea what plant it is, but the flowers are pretty 🙂

one of the plants in the raised bed is flowering

I had a visit from a little frog while I was weeding 🙂

little frog

More Border Work

I told Ant I needed to go to B&Q to get more stones for the borders. He informed me that I didn’t actually need to go because last year he’d bought 4 bags of stones for the borders just before he hurt his leg so I didn’t have to spend more money. Not spending money makes him happy!

The borders look much better with more stones on.

Tackled The Water Cress

A few years ago we bought a bag of water cress from tesco but instead of eating it, we chucked it in the pond.

It’s safe to say the blinking stuff took over so last week I pulled it all out and we can now see the water in the pond again!
We’re planning on making the pond bigger later this year because it needs redoing as it keeps losing water and the stream we had isn’t very good now so a complete redesign is needed. Until then we’re just leaving it as it is because there are still lots of tadpoles swimming around 🙂

pond before
This used to be a stream!
pond full of water cress
Water cress that has gone to seed
There is actually a pond beneath the water cress!

Top Of The Garden = Nightmare!

In my previous post I mentioned that the top of the garden is now so overgrown we can’t get up there.

I took this video today to show you the full extent of the nightmare!

You can see the bramble that’s trying to spread down the garden, the huge butterfly bush that I thought I’d killed when we moved house, the greenhouse and the shed behind it, but what you can’t see is the other shed that’s up there!

I think we’re probably going to have to burn all the garden rubbish when we cut it all down, the bramble is going to be especially hard to get rid off if we don’t burn it.

I was plannng on starting at the patio end and working my way up the garden but after seeing the top of the garden, I think we need to tackle that first.

Wish me luck – I know I’m going to get covered in scratches trying to defeat that bramble!

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