I still haven’t worked out who I want to be or what I want to do when I grow up, so on this blog please join me while I try and work it out while keeping child-like creativity alive!  Find home and fashion inspiration; travel and days out; photography, writing and more. Have fun looking around 🙂

 

00

The brand new flower bed

Good before and after pictures!

I decided I wanted a new flower bed because there just weren’t enough already. Also, the path that runs down the middle of the garden leads to a gate which opens into an A road

The beginnings

The beginnings

with a 60 mph limit. You’d have to have a death wish to go out that gate! We were told the well in our garden originally provided water for the cottages opposite, so that’s probably why it was there in the first place. It was silly keeping it, so I smashed up the corner with a sledge hammer and dug it up! The intention is that you’re now directed to step over the wall and onto the new stepping stones I put in the ground using some of the afore-mentioned smashed up path.

Anyway, it took well over a week last August to dig it all over and then I edged it with stone that I dug up out the ground. (You can tell what a nightmare it is whenever I need to dig a hole in the garden) The bed is about 5 metres in length and varies in width between 1 and 3 metres.  One of the first things I did was move the evergreens that were planted elsewhere in the garden to the back edge. For some reason the previous owners actually cut down the trees that were providing noise shelter and privacy from the road! As you can see from the recent picture, the yew tree didn’t survive the move. It’ll stay there though till I’ve got the money to replace it with something similar. There are two bay trees too, which currently look dead. It’s a shame because they were fine all autumn, but the snow we had in February killed them off.  Mum and Dad said that their Bay tree sometimes looked dead, but new shoots would appear near the bottom. I’m hoping this will happen with mine too.

I’ve bought two Eucalyptus trees from the Garden Centre in Glastonbury and at 7 foot tall were a bargain at £15 each. I dithered about these for ages. In other garden centres I saw smaller ones for sale for £25 each, but I was put off by the fact that they do grow fast and big. Then I saw that Joe Swift from Gardener’s World had one in his small London garden and then I saw on something that you can coppice them down in autumn and that keeps them bushy. So I was convinced!

How it looks now.

How it looks now.

All the roses were moved from a different flower bed apart from one that moved with us in a pot. They’ve all survived and are looking great. In the photo there’s one that looks yellow – it really stands out as the rest of the flowers in the whole garden are blues, lilacs, pinks and whites. But 2 days later it turned pink like magic! It’s getting a darker and darker pink as the days go by! The geraniums were divided and came with us from the old house and are doing well. Those big allium christophis look amazing. The bed has still got a long way to go. And all I seem to be doing is weeding it all the time. I need some big plants to put in so the weeds don’t grow. I won’t list all the plants I’ve put in – some have been successes (bleeding heart) , but some haven’t (delphiniums), but it’s still got a long way to go until it looks full. I’m just not patient enough. I want it to look perfect now!!

Garden,
00no comment

Other posts you may like:

Afternoon tea in Bath
Afternoon Tea with Mr Darcy at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, Somerset
September 21, 2018
We asked what Jude would like to do for her Twentieth birthday (yes, you did hear me correctly: twentieth birthday) and she asked to go out for afternoon tea. I’ll be honest, when I agreed, I was thinking more like at a National Trust cafe, but Jude had in mind the full afternoon tea experience. Apart from on a cruise, I’ve never done this, (it’s the sort of thing I’ll do when I grow up) so was looking forward to experiencing the proper deal….
Rogue theatre company review
Review of The Firebird by the Rogue Theatre Company in Cornwall
August 31, 2018
Imagine, if you will, being met by a fairy at the edge of magical woodland, and led down a secret pathway shaded by old twisted rowan and chattering leaves of beech, but lit by glinting lights strung through the branches. Each way you turn you’re met with strange and eerie settings of mysterious white princess bedrooms, strangely metallic baby clothes hanging on a line; gothic ravens adorning old books; abandoned tea parties disturbingly strewn with red; and odd antique paintings foreseeing the future; each with its character singing, dancing or otherwise performing as you pass. And that’s just the beginning…..
Slissie review
A chance to curb your cravings? A review of the Slissie
June 5, 2017
This is a new product, so I’ll begin by telling you what on earth a Slissie is! To be honest, it’s a bit difficult to explain, but it’s a weight-loss device that looks a little bit like a vape, and you suck on it like it is a vape, however there’s no actual vapour! Instead, it releases a burst of flavour into your mouth, and the idea is that it will trick your brain into thinking you’ve eaten something sweet, and therefore your cravings will be satisfied without actually having the calories of eating anything…..

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.