Wednesday, 2 March 2011

March gardening

So what to do for my 1 a day challenge now that LOAD is over?  I’ve decided to garden every day!  March is a great time to start to tidy the garden, nothing is really growing yet, and the evenings are drawing out.  Hopefully it might get a bit warmer too!

So day 1 I decided to clear out my greenhouse:garden a day 001

Apart from last year’s summer pots, it becomes a dumping ground for old dog food bags!!  (I was going to use them for garden rubbish, but they’ve become rubbish themselves!)  Eventually I couldn’t get in there so even my green tub got dumped on top!

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So, half an hour later, all the rubbish has been cleared out, and the summer pots cut back and new compost sprinkled on top.  It’s looking much neater!

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Think my greenhouse glass could do with a clean!  It is not in a good position in my garden.  It is shaded by a huge cedar tree and only gets the sun directly for a couple of hours in late morning.

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Day 2 I decided to tidy up the pots on my patio:

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That’s the garage in the background.  We are currently trying to get planning permission to extend it further into the garden.  This bit of the patio is gravel over a plastic membrane.  It was put down a number of years ago now and is horrible!  The gravel is full of soil now and weeds love it!  It has been a bit of a nightmare to keep weed free, but with the garage extension, this bit will be redone YAY!

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I am much better than I used to be with pots!  I used to fill up this area with plants waiting to be planted, or plants I have split.  I decided a few years ago to keep less pots, as there was too much watering!

Here’s my best pot this spring!  Just waiting for the bulbs to come out in flower.

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3 comments:

Laurence said...

Well done on the greenhouse, Linda! I love those greenhouses that are so popular in England. I'm secretly hoping to have one myself some day... Laurence

Donna said...

I would give my eye tooth to have a little green house like that!!!

scrappysue said...

Fabulous work Linda! I hope you get planning permission to extend your garage. I have the same green tub; I use mine for laundry!