Friday, 10 May 2013

Groovy Gardening

How glorious was the Bank Holiday weekend for weather? After a long, miserable and pretty cold winter and a delayed start to spring, the warm weather is finally here - it doesn't look like it's here to stay though :( So, me and Hubby took the opportunity of an extended weekend and the warm weather to spend a day in the garden.

We desperately needed to do some weeding...
Borders before
Borders after 
Borders before
Borders after
 To brighten the place up a little seeing as the only thing growing is weeds, we bought a few bedding plants and ornaments...
I planted up some hanging baskets - one with flowers and one with strawberries - as well as planting some seeds; fingers crossed they grow... 
Hubby put up brackets for our hanging baskets...
We also planted some veggies in our raised bed...
Before - it was a bit of a dumping ground
After
We've planted cucumbers, peppers, chilli, peas, carrots, lettuce, sweetcorn, butternut squash and courgettes/zucchinis. I've also planted some tomatoes seeds in a pot, but I'm not holding my breath that
they will actually grow, so I'm going to buy some tomato plants and pot them up, just in case.
Hubby finished off by spreading some industrial-strength weed killer over the patio
Hubby also treated us to something I've been dying to buy/own for years; our very own chiminea :)
Look how pretty it looks...
Suffice to day, we enjoyed a well-earned drink after a day beautifying the garden...

How did you spend your weekend? Have you managed to get out into the garden yet this spring?



4 comments:

  1. Holy cow--you guys did a ton of work! It looks great--I hope you'll post pictures once everything is in bloom :)

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    1. Thanks, Lara! I'll try & get some 'in bloom' pics; just cross your fingers they actually grow & don't die :)

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  2. I love the little wellies and the chiminea is very cool. You look like you did quite a lot of gardening...it looks great! I started growing carrots a couple of years ago, just in a large tub and they worked fine. It's really satisfying cooking with something you have grown yourself x

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    1. The summer of 2009 we grew loads! But for some reason this is the first year since that we've attempted to grow our own! Fingers crossed this harvest will be as plentiful as 2009 :)

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