Saturday, 23 August 2014

What a Mess!

The garden is a total mess at the moment, due too extending the jungle bed! I had hoped the plants would have a couple of months settling in before the cooler temps arrived!! We are forecast a ground frost tonight!!! Shock! Horror! Its still August!!

Anyway the first bed has been dug and the main plants put in. You can see we have moved the trough of bamboo a bit further down the garden to offer some shelter from the winds.

Off course whilst we worked on this bed we got talking about what to do with the opposite side of the garden. This is where my beautiful Indian Bean Tree (Catalpa) had been until it got the awful Verticillium Wilt. and got chopped down! So we discussed varying ideas and came up with a plan.
The digging and clearing began today.

The Camaerops Humilis, was moved from the raised bed by the pond, to up here. The raised bed was very dry, and needed copious amounts of water for this Palm, so we decided to move it. We have more work to do here but hopefully should be finished soon.

The raised bed by the pond is now looking rather empty, but I have plans for this, which involves plants that do not like water!!

The pond has been good this year. We have so many baby fish that we will have to give some away, but we will see how many survive the winter first!

Looking up the garden at the very black cloud, we see my gorgeous sunflowers. These are a new seed for me this year and they have surpassed all my expectations!

Well until next time!


  1. It all looks great especially the sunflowers. I had a huge catalpa tree at my previous house, it was at least 50 feet tall, very messy, dropped flowers all over the place in the spring, and then dropped every leaf on the same day in the autumn, and if I didn't pick all the leaves up immediately, they turned into a soggy green mess.

  2. Not messy looking at all Libby, work in progress and shaping up very nicely!


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