It’s been another busy weekend for me in the garden, with Sunday spent pretty much completely outside and I seem to have caught the sun on my face as there were high winds the real temperature was somewhat misleading… Oh well, at least it’s just a ‘healthy glow’.
I extended some of the flower bed and planted some of the waiting plants – Sea Holly, Hollyhock, Gaura, and Foxglove. There’s still a few to go yet, with more of the above as well as Verbena, Yarrow, Mallow, Cornflower, Scabious, and more! It’s hard work pulling up turf, digging the ground over, adding in compost and horticultural grit to help break up the clay and work the ground so it’s better quality. Especially when you find large areas of orange/yellow clay, stones, pebbles, bricks and bits of wood??!! Quite obviously the previous owners when landscaping the garden didn’t have a clue what they were doing because this is the case pretty much everywhere in the garden. I don’t understand how she can claim to love gardening??!
On Saturday we had a trip to B&Q to pick up some pebbles and such for the garden, I also came across a ‘new’ type of Wisteria that only grows to 3m! So obviously I had to snap it up even if it was extortionately priced! I’ve wanted a wisteria for so long, and always had to avoid them because even the new fence couldn’t cope with something 9m tall but this American Wisteria sounds perfect, has beautiful flowers/perfume. Now we just need to get some wire trellising put up for that, the Clematis and Winter flowering Jasmine to clamber up – also planning on a climbing rose.
Plenty of work to do and lots of money needed… Hmmm.