Thanks Lesley. No plans, I just do what I like and make it up as I go along. I figure the only really important thing for ones garden is that you like it. The great thing also with gardening, I find, is that if you decide you don't like something or it does not work then you can just dig things up, move them around and change it.
Time for an update. I have been busy (working, not gardening, unfortunately) so not much is new but of course everything has grown. I still have a patio full of annual seedlings that are now well grown and they are being used to fill gaps as I need them.
Pics for everyone, the light was fading a bit by the time I took these so not the best pics but you get the idea (and I can't get the wording to stay above the pics so sorry it is a bit confusing to look at). As ever, click on the pics to make them bigger, you can't see it all in the small view.
I am very pleased with how it is coming along. I think they are looking good for beds that are about 10 months and 6 months old respectively and have been done on a miniscule budget.
what a transformation. Give yourself a huge pat on the back for such beautiful results. Thank-you for sharing. I missed the earliest posts so have just had a potted history in a few short minutes.
Thanks Hostafan and Verdun. I love gardening. Things change so quickly, especially at this time of year. Good for impatient people like me!
Sprig2 your garden is beautiful, such a lot of work has gone into it, I would love to have that much space!
Sprig, I love it when I see that this thread has been added to Looks fantastic - just the style I would like to achieve!
Looks fantastic Sprig - its all filled out beautifully, and looks like its been there for years. Its taken me 4 years to get anywhere close to that, and OH still wanders round exclaiming "but i can still see mud Chick"
Well again I am struggling to integrate pics and words so you are getting all the pics up front then another update from me.
Well I don't think we have had any rain at all in the last month and everything is very dry. I don't water anything once it is in the flower bed so I am very grateful that it is now raining outside, although not very heavily so I may well still need to water pots in the morning.
You will see that everything has grown a lot. I missed taking pics of the garden when it was at its best so far, a week or so ago. There were lots and lots of poppies but most of them have dropped their petals now. The new flower bed I think has its best to come but I the other one by the wall may look a bit bare for a month or so now as the annuals I have been filling gaps with pad out. Also as I want to take seed from as many plants as possible all the lupins etc are going to sit there looking scruffy now until the seed pods dry out.
These pelargoniums in the pots were out first ever attempt at cutting so very pleased with them. I struggled to find the trailing lobelia I wanted though. I was after a mid-blue and I have some lighter ones as in the pic and some darker ones but did not quite get the shade I wanted. Might try and find some seed for next year.
The irises are a Pound Sop purchase and I am very pleased with them. I also had a lot of their gladioli so I am looking forward to them making an appearance.