Monday, April 25, 2011

Latest progress

Here's how a few bits of the garden are looking just now. These pictures were taken well into the evening with little light left so they do look a bit dingy - sorry. I won't have time to post for a few days now and things change so quickly just now that I wanted a record today.

First the front. The left is working pretty well (needs weeding obviously, but balance of plants is how I like it):

The right has a few gaps caused by failures. I think I'll get another acanthus to go near the wall, to match the one on the left. I'm pleased that foxgloves have reappeared here though.

Here's the pond. Still haven't fixed the leek (ie above this level - it's not dropping all the time). I've risked moving a couple of pots out.

This bed is now too shaded by the hedge which must be drastically cut back. Pippa is coming out of a place she shouldn't have been in... Nice bluebells though!

I love this - it's a japanese painted fern. Obviously it's just getting started for the year:

One of my least favourite jobs is tidying the greenhouse. I put it off so long that I have sown most of my seeds in the conservatory, but this does make some sense as it's so much warmer. Anyway, I did tackle the greenhouse eventually:

I've just finished weeding the fruit cage:

I've planted onion sets, and also a courgette which thanks to the lack of rain is growing away slug-free so far, in the veg garden but there's not much to see there yet. So here's a view back from the apple trees:

And back again, taken from just outside the greenhouse:


  1. Thanks for the tour. Your garden is looking so green! Lovely.

  2. How nice to see you around again - I thought you had given up and gone away from blogging.

    Thanks for following my new blog.


  3. all looking lush and green - enjoy!

  4. Wow!!! Look at your place! Looks great! I love your green house. Everything is so lush and green. The bluebells are beautiful! Be back to visit soon

  5. I've enjoyed have a tour round your garden. it has a lot of loose and beautiful planting. Glad to hear you tackled your greenhouse (which doesn't look bad to me). You you see my shed - the pots are meeting me at the door!


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