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A busy weekend!


By madmum


I spent all day Saturday and Sunday in the garden, digging up weeds, moving plants, potting on seedlings. Things are growing so quickly – an exciting time in gardens!

My OH dug the area we’ve set aside as a small veg. plot, it’s not perfect (mostly shaded and damp, or dry next to the horrible hedge) but hopefully it’s good enough for runner beans and a few carrots and beetroot. It’s the triangle to the right of the shed.

The back flower bed is looking much better without the weeds!

Forget-me-nots are a cheerful sight

And this marsh marigold, while not the colour I ordered (white) is still beautiful

Today we went for a walk and saw some apple trees absolutely smothered in blossom

What a wonderful weekend!

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You have a small veg plot like mine.
The areal view of your garden is lovely :o)
I can see blue sky in some of your photos. We had it earlier but it's gone now. Probably rain tomorrow.

13 Apr, 2009


Thanks Hywel :o) Yes, we had blue skies all day (and throughout Saturday and Sunday), but I don't expect them to be there in the morning. The veg plot is big enough I think, it takes alot of work to maintain a vegetable garden and I don't think my heart would be totally in it. I intend to plant some salad potatoes in big buckets, and a few dwarf french beans in a tub we've got. I also bought one cherry tomato plant and a pepper plant today, but that's enough.

13 Apr, 2009


I agree Blodyn the areal view is good .your garden is looking good

13 Apr, 2009


Actually, my garden could really do with some rain - my water butt is empty as well! I just hope it rains in the night, so I can get on during the day...

Your hard work is paying off - well done!

13 Apr, 2009


You have worked very hard on your garden and it certainly shows..........well done to you.

13 Apr, 2009


Your garden is looking great MM. I love the apple pretty.

14 Apr, 2009


Thank you Donna :)

Spritz, we're getting the rain the garden needed now, hope you had some too!

Thank you Daisy, as a new gardener I'm amazed at how much I enjoy the hard work!

Thanks Gilli, my poor husband had to wait around until I had finished taking photos of them before we could get on with our shopping trip! :oD

15 Apr, 2009


Our forecast was: rain this morning, sun this afternoon - so why am I indoors at 3.30 pm? Yes - its raining! It was cloudy this morning. I have just come in, rather dripping, as I am stubborn.

Guess who filled the water butt with the hose this morning when the rain didn't arrive? :-(

15 Apr, 2009


Spritz what did you expect? It's the same as hanging the washing out, it's sure to rain within an hour! lol

15 Apr, 2009


garden looks good madmum, :) whats wrong with the hedge by the way apart from being hard work, very long,nicer to see green thou rather than a fence,

15 Apr, 2009


Sanbaz, the hedge is leylandii and it's dying in places, ugly brown bits, the soil next to it is dry and useless, plus it takes up 3ft x 50ft of garden which could be used for flowers! lol

16 Apr, 2009


imagin all them flowers madmum,, woohooo

16 Apr, 2009


What a great arial photo of your garden. I'm just about to rush up to my daughter's bedroom to see if I can get an equally good shot! What a good idea.

11 Jul, 2009

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