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Wow! New planting space!

12 November 2017 23:10:33

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I have finally finished taking out all the tall plants out of the herbaceous border so I can take advantage of the view from the new patio! It was a much bigger job than I thought - but then, isn't that often the case with our gardening tasks? 

Of course the new home for the tall plants isn't ready yet, so they are just "heeled in" in the new raised beds! At the moment my gardening seems to be all about doing one bit but can't finish because something else is waiting to be done.

So today I was determined that at least ONE task would be completed. I have been working on this border on and off since the work commenced on the patio because I had to remove some plants to allow for the construction process so it really has felt like a terribly long job.

The bright sunshine was encouraging although it was really cold and there was a really sharp wind - but wrapped up warm I was able to get on with it all!

So now its done!

And I have a HUGE bit of space for planting!!!!!

I already have a load of low-growing plants waiting to go in, and those poor bulbs I unearthed in the process of sorting the border will be able to be replanted! 

Only one more task to do - I have a clump of Acidenthera that I planted in one of those bulb-planter things but they didn't flower so I'll just lift them and see if they do better next year!


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Fleurette Fleurette 12 November 2017 23:45:41

Great work Hazel.  That is a lovely planting area. It is just under and in front of the new decking, is it?  The edging plants look very well established and happy.

Do the acidenthera not neeed the warmth of a greenhouse to reflower a second year?  Great perfume.  

Jacinta D Jacinta D 13 November 2017 06:51:33

Sounds great. Yes, Acidenthera needs the greenhouse over winter. And even then, it's not guaranteed that they'll ever flower again - but give them some tomato feed in Spring and that should at least give you flowers for next year.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 13 November 2017 09:39:56

Thanks for the advice. They didn't flower this year so I'll give them some TLC and see if that works!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 13 November 2017 10:54:31

Looking great and the' big job' with the patio is done so don't stress with the moving and clearing. 

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 13 November 2017 11:56:34

Too true, Mary! And I have a couple of HelpX people arriving tonight so that will make a big difference!

LindaB LindaB 13 November 2017 17:20:02

Looks great and so neat too!


Jackie Jackie 14 November 2017 07:28:27

Oh that looks terrific. I love nothing better than a new planting space too. You will have lots of help now to get whatever needs doing. Just don't go overdoing it either ;) 


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