I shall tell you about hubbies plan for a 'Garden Fund' in between keeping you updated with pics from the garden!!
Beginning planting out
Now we know hubby is being made redundant and if he does not get another job we will have to live on his pension.
This is a leaf of the 'Tandara Red'. This is such a huge banana that I am keeping it in a pot, this year.
So he informed me the other day we will have to have a gardening fund!!!
from the side
Eek! thinks I, who is used to popping out and buying bags of compost, grow bags, plants etc when ever I fancy.
Paulownia tomentosa (Foxglove Tree) you can practically see this growing!
How on earth do you start planning how much to save for a garden fund?
I'm sure if he allowed me £100 a month I'd spend it, easily.
Brugmansia Grand Marnier, just beginning to flower.
So how much is enough?
Healthy looking Strelitzia Mandelas Gold
Already I have used 3 bags of multi purpose compost, 3 bags of Miracle grow water retention stuff and 3 grow bags and I still need more.
Treated exactly the same, an unhealthy Strelitzia
I need at least another 4 grow bags
Bamboo, going nuts
and probably another 6 multi-purpose compost!
Caster oil, badly hit over winter but coming back well!
Then of course when we pop out to the garden centres do the coffee and cakes come out of the gardening fund?
A Hibiscus I have had for years and neglected badly, but it keeps coming back!
Well I would say not, but I suspect he would say they do?
Bromeliads, which survived the winter in my greenhouse
I am trying to work out, roughly what I spend each year,
but I'm not sure I want to, I might scare myselfand have to tell him
Magnificent hosta, which I will split later this year!
I wonder if it will cover the garden shows I have started going to?
A New tree fern planted inside an old one.
I'm not sure I am going to enjoy living on a pension!
Which looks good from a distance.
But that of course is between you and me!!