Back to my week.......
on a scale of one to ten I am at about 9..... Post gardening pain that is !!! is entirely my own fault but once I started I just had to go for it and did it all in a few hours. So the pain is well worth it ..
Here are the before and after pics. Late Wednesday I decided I just couldn't bare the heather (inherited when we moved here) and the sheer volume of "elephant ears" so I decided Thursday I would "go for it".
This is what the front
of the border looked like
before it was extended around the
pear tree to the right of the picture
elephants ears cut severely back,
well the heather
took ages to cut back to get to the roots,
which then I dug out,
then new compost dug in
and the fun of planting began
Found this little chap
and "relocated him under the miniature
he was quite large
and finding him ...
well it gave me an idea...
ready to go
and ta da
a frog paddling pool...
and frog was,placed,in it
and I must say looked
but I have seen him in it again since
The new border now has hardy fuschia,
(2 varieties) , phlox, geraniums, sweet William,
snap dragons, astilbe , lupin, carnation ,
to name a few
over the months some evergreens
will be added
Chris dug the opposite border yesterday for me .
Again it is quite long
but I have the plants for it
and they haven't cost much.
Most will be repotted from planters
and pots dotted around the garden.
I can use those pots then for
Annuals and plants that can't tolerate
the heavy soil here.
It's pouring here at the moment
so more planting may have to wait.
The funny thing is DH is rather impressed
and gardens are not "his thing"
impressed,so much that is
he wants to go shopping
next week to get some
Wonders will never cease!