Turning a Corner
14 June 2009 21:36:22
bell on pergola
Oh, dear. Just lost a really long journal entry and don't think I have the heart to re-do it.
I was just saying how I feel that my garden has turned a metaphorical corner over the last two days.
I put down the bark mulch on the 'rose' beds' and was then delighted to see I had lots left. I put it on various borders and it has really improved the cut of the place. I am now debating which one of two borders to put the remaining mulch on.
I have done a lot of planting out and even sunk my second pond today. When I say pond though, please don't compare this to Jacinta's beauty. My second pond is literally a basin. I was inspired by my friend's garden in Germany with lots of tiny ponds. They really attract frogs apparently and, if you'll excuse the pun, she said her garden is fairly hopping with them in the summer.
Mostly what I did today, however, was to tweak! I used my son's skateboard (don't tell him) to move around heavy ceramic pots. I did a lot of placing objects, standing back and then moving them. I haven't had a chance to do that this year and it makes all the difference. The bell in the photo, for example, was bought in France last summer and only now have we put it up!
Oh and hubbie planted out the pumpkins up in the veg area. Peas, beans, lettuce, rocket, Jerusalem artichokes, Swiss chard, cabbage, Pak Choi, strawberries and cucumber are fairly zooming up up there. And hubbie is looking very smug indeed.
Oh and before I forget, encouraged by the news that the Mullingar get-together is going ahead, I took a tour of my garden, collecting various seedlings. They're small now but they should bulk up in pots between now and mid July, providing me with plenty of swaps.
So, that's what I've been up to in the last two days. New photos in the June 09, New Borders and Giant Mums albums.