Saturday, 24 March 2012

Lawn borders

The lawn borders in the garden now look like borders and not extensions of the lawn. I have dug them all, removing weeds and transplanting seedlings/plants to new homes. We then scattered flower seed mixes,to hopefully inject some colour .

Allotment is ready for action

I spent most of yesterday at the allotment, tidying and such. It is now all looking ship shape.

Beds dug, manured and edged
Paths strimmed and edged
Everywhere weeded
Shed tidied
New fruit bushed planted and watered in

Now all is left is to take away the iver filled compost heaps!!



Thursday, 22 March 2012

Marks flowers

Mark the almond tree is flowering, though there was a sharp frost last night which may have destroyed the flowers by now :-(

Weeding

I have started weeding around the square lawn, its taking ages digging out grass of better quality than the grass in the lawn! Transplanting lots of seedlings along the way.

Complete

The kitchen orchard is complete, the grass and poppies just need to grow now!

Monday, 19 March 2012

The back yard

I have had a few hours out at the back of my place, to get the garden ship shape and ready for summer. Its looking great, well I think so anyway!

6 trees

The six fruit trees are potted up, labelled and pruned, so now with luck will root up over the next year, ready for my grafting project.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mum and dads back garden

A bit of a cloudy day, so the photos are not that great, but here is where i grew a love of gardening

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Fungus

I found this growing on the stump of the old apple tree at the top end of my allotment

Sensory garden

7k is now in for the sensory garden we are hoping to build at work (in christchurch park) work has already started on the path :-)

The kitchen orchard

Its said that 5 fruit trees or mote is called a kitchen or orchard. I have now cleared and levelled the kitchen orchard, and am waiting for the ground to settle before seeding with grass. Its quite exciting seeing the project nearing completion.

First visit

We visited the allotment on sunday with Poppymans neighbours, despite having not maintained it over winter it looked in not to bad a shape. I popped past again last night, weeded the main central bed, pruned the trees and noticed that the red gooseberry had layer rooted itself twice, bargain! Back there again next week to do some more clearing and preparing for planting this year :-)