Tuesday, May 21, 2013
.Darcy is ready to move in. I am looking forward to a day in the garden to decorate with some pots of pansies. I will put a trestle table along the back wall and will have plenty of room to have all my garden tools, potting mix, pots, buckets and other goodies. The roof has a sky light and it also has a sliding window on the side. Spring will be a happy and busy time in my lovely little potting haven.
Posted by coral at 7:19 PM
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Peter and I have been fighting the "Great Weed War Of 2012/ 2013". I am so pleased to announce we are finishing the last area to be cleared of weeds tomorrow morning.
Our plan of attack was to dig them all out, then cover with cardboard and mulch and over the coming seasons the trees will make their own mulch the cardboard decompose leaving us with weed free natural mulched areas. We started this huge task approximately 6 months ago and in the first areas we treated the ares are weed free so it looks as our plan is working.
We have now managed to outline the skeleton of our garden and have planted many plants along the way. It is now high summer so watering is of prime importance, the plants are doing very well considering the heatwave we have been enduring.
|Front garden gate path, as you can see we have planted Camelias and Hydrangeas.|
|Front of cottage facing onto Lane as you can see the natural mulching is starting to occur.|
|This is the front /side garden bed which we will finish tomorrow morning except the triangular garden bed in the foreground as this needs to be dug over and enriched with organic fertiliser before planting.|
|unfinished front / side bed. The oval in the centre will be shade loving variety lawn. Plantings in this area consist of Azaleas, Camellia, Spirea, Hebe, Boronia, Gardenia and Daphne.|
|Completed woodland area.|
|Section of back fence including walking gate to Sonning.|
|Back fence plantings, Hydrangeas, Camellias and Sonning Crabapple.|
|Crepe Myrtle and my seasonal flower bed presently planted with Lobelia and Snapdragon unfortunately I planted it out to late in the season but hopefully we will get a pretty show late Summer, early Autumn.|
|My rescued Lemon tree with Dianthus border and culinary herbs planted underneath.|
|Sonning gate and back path beds planted out with Hellebores, Lily Of the Valley, Azaleas, Iris and Hydrangeas.|
|Woodland with Edna's rock work in distance.|
|Our rubbish heap which is being taken away over the next couple of weekends.|
|Future oval lawn to the right of the woodland.|
Posted by coral at 3:24 AM
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A couple of weeks ago Peter and I were clearing weeds and saplings and look what I found under a foot of ivy. We had a dead gum tree come down in a storm so I had to wait for Christopher to come and chain saw it up so I can continue with my excavations.
A couple of weeks later and Christopher has moved the old dead gum tree. I have patched up the missing rocks and planted some impatiens around a sculptured bird bath.
See Sonning Cottage through the trees in the distance...
Posted by coral at 8:05 PM