Forum home Plants

May achievements

Hey friends. How are you doing? May is ending, so let's summarise our work this month! What have you done in your gardens? Maybe you have planted something new? I am so proud because I bought my two first carnivorous plants! Have you got some in your homes?


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,053
    tee hee, I thought you meant Theresa May's achievements. That was bound to be a very short list.
    I'm more happy with my garden than I have been since we moved here 6 years ago. The long slow Spring helped me get on top, rather than the tail chasing which has characterised previous years.
    Oh, and I've got a rather wonderful tan.
  • Sunk new fence posts, mended & painted fence, ripped out fake grass, dug over lawn area & prepped it for seeding in September, replaced & painted broken edgers, moved chips around to remove weed membrane and re-levelled, cut down overgrown bushes etc for neighbour, painted fence for neighbour, planted my first perennials and scattered some seeds to see if they take.

    Oh, and I also got a rather wonderful tan. :wink:  
  • PurplerainPurplerain Posts: 1,053
    At the risk of sounding sexist, that sounds very manly TBG 😀. My garden is old and established, so I have been wracking my brain to think what I am doing that takes at least eight hours out there most days.

    I did string some twinkly solar lights over an arch, but I can't decide if they look cheap or magical. I put out lots of plants, erected various wigwams for sweet peas and runner beans, but mostly I just pottered.

    I also got a wonderful tan 😊.
    SW Scotland
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,053
    woop woop for the tans folks.
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    I've watered a lot which is almost unbelievable for Scotland but only because I have put a lot of new plants in. Normally I don't water existing beds, only pots, but this year has been exceptionally dry. Even had to top the pond up twice so far - last year it only needed topped up once all year! 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • LauraRoslinLauraRoslin Posts: 496
    I've started a new bed near the house so I've put lots of bedding in.  No particular design, but hopefully lots of colour in June, July and August.

    I've also started guerilla-gardening in the local area.  Just little plants at the bottom of posts and trees where the council can't mow them.  The long term plan is that they will self seed, like forget-me-nots and gradually take over the bare patches where people park their cars.
    I wish I was a glow worm
    A glow worm's never glum
    Cos how can you be grumpy
    When the sun shines out your bum!
Sign In or Register to comment.