Monday, 9 April 2012

Trying hard not to over do it!

Having been so ill for so long I am now trying my hardest not to over do it, as I get so very tired. Currently hubby is at home and is forever shouting at me from the office, telling me not to do this or that, it is so frustrating. The sad thing is, he is so right!! (But don't tell him I told you!)
I admit that when I am outside, I find little things to do, that lead to larger things and so on and so forth!

Anyway this is what has been going on so far..

the trough is now planted. And no I did not fill it with soil, I just did the planting. I still have some more climbers to go in. Hopefully by July it should look alot better and I can always fill with bedding plants.

between the trough and the filter box I have managed to acquire some plants from 'Freecycle' which I hope will grow big enough to hide the filter box.

Hubby bought some new fish yesterday and the blanket weed is diminishing due to a 'doody' gadget Xterminator it seems to be working too!

I am so looking forward to sitting out here in the summer.

The Greenhouse, well what can I say?

full and overflowing, you can see some new staging I have bought to the right of the greenhouse, I was hoping to be able to fit it in, but it won't go!

as you can see the shelves are brimming,

I am very tempted to get rid of the new veg bed next to the office seen in the next pic and get another greenhouse here, we shall see, I suppose it all depends on how much I have to over winter?

I will have to think quite seriously about that.

Now look at my 3 headed daffodil, isn't it lovely. I have gone for the miniature ones as I hate all the greenery the full blown ones have.

Wonder how unusual this is? I shall mark this and see if it does the same thing next year.

Its taking me forever to get the veg beds, raked, riddled etc. When I had them re-edged a lot of the gravel and rubbish got into the beds so they need to be sorted before I plant them up. But I am finding it very hard to do. Just wears me out!  Anyway, I managed the smallest bed, took me ages to do and biggest cheat of all, I bought the broad beans!!!

My neighbours, big veg growers, have planted loads. We are great friends and they inspire me to keep going. This weekend, they have spent the whole weekend re- arranging there growing areas. So banter between the gardens has been going on!

I replanted all my bamboos, one is growing like crazy, you can see the new shoots

My big one is looking rather poorly. I hope it pulls through.

When we went to the Water Garden for the fish, I picked up some hosta's. I intend to grow them in pots as Will Giles from the Exotic Garden grows them.

Raining today, so I won't be outside today.


  1. Its all looking great Libby, the pond is going to be a great place to sit in the summer.

    You can never have enough greenhouses! We have another one to go up this year, an ebay purchase thats been sat waiting to be built for a year now!

    1. Totally agree, wish I hadn't parted with my little one now :o(

  2. I find staring at a pond very soothing - I see you have got a chair all ready!
    March/April is always a tricky time greenhouse wise. Mine is always stuffed with tender plants then along come lots of trays of flower and vegetable seeds - will there be another frost - what to do?
    This year the March heatwave persuaded me to empty the greenhouse earlier that usual and I have got a protective fleece handy to cover the more delicate plants if required.
    Of course 2 greenhouses would solve the problem :-)

  3. I too moved some plants outside which are now fleeced! Hopefully if we have a good day this weekend I will have a good sort out and move around in the greenhouse, hopefully to create some space.


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