Friday, 21 May 2010

Garden Update

Hi All!

I hope that everyone is having a lovely week.  We've had amazingly hot weather over the past few days and it promises to be even hotter over the weekend.  I did manage to get out in the garden and put all of my plants and bulbs out.  I took some photos, would you like to see?

First of all, this is what my little greenhouse looked like before I started:

I bought a few plants at the plant fair last weekend, as I mentioned before:

There were 5 Alpines and 2 different types of Nemesia Aromatica (I think!).  The Alpines are now in a low blue pot outside our back door:

I did an awful lot of tidying up - our trellis needed replacing as it had broken in the strong winds.


I tidied the borders (you may not be able to notice THAT much of a difference in my pictures, but believe me when I tell you that they look SO MUCH BETTER!)




As I said earlier, I also had lots of bulbs to plant, some of which went into pots:

All in all, I'm very pleased with my progress.  All that we need to do now is to mow the lawn in preparation for a barbeque that we're planning for Sunday afternoon as it's my Mother-in-Law's birthday.  It will be the first barbeque we've done since before Freya was born - wish us luck!!!!

I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and that the weather is nice wherever you are.


Ps.  Is anybody else having problems with Blogger when trying to insert pictures into your post?!!  Each time I try it puts the picture right at the beginning of the post and no matter how much deleting I do, there's still a HUGE gap before my post begins.  :-(


  1. You can see where you've been in your garden. I need to similar this weekend too.

    Have been having the same problem with blogger - have to leave a couple of spaces after the text & then put the photo in - hope this glitch goes soon.

  2. Gardening is hard work, but you can create a lovely space to sit in and enjoy. I really miss having a garden, especially now that the evenings are warmer.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  3. Well done, looks much better. Blogger has been playing up lately.

    Hugs RosieP x

  4. In the Spring, at the end of the day, one should smell like dirt!
    (And I'll bet you did :)
    Your garden will be so lovely!!
    The work will have been worth it!
    I don't know what to tell you about the glitch?
    I just wanted to let you know that I got your entries for the birdcage, and if you win it, we will figure out how to get it to you!
    Blessings to you and on your garden!

  5. Blogger and photos are my worst enemy.

    The garden looks lovely, I wish I had a garden so much, especially with the weather this weekend! At least I got to look out at the sun through my hospital stay, blue skies make everything seem a little better, I'd have been totally depressed if it had rained the whole time!