Sunday, 19 March 2017

The fourth garden since 2010.

It's not out garden. We have it for three years. I don't want to spend much on it. We have spent enough already. The reed screening was enough given that it's not ours.

Basically to justify any garden improvements they need to be considered against the following:
Cheap/low cost
Practical/necessity
Fun and simple for the kids
Low maintenance

I would love to garden properly and invest in plants and veg etc. Moving in three years and living in rental accommodation it seems  bit pointless.

I have lawn seed. We have muddy a d bald patches. I see lawn as practical.  Makes the outside more accessible and less dirt to be walked in for/by kids and dog

Screening- discourages nosey parkers and I'm more likely to use the garden with the kids and I have more privacy in the living room. You could look straight in. It's a dark house naturally so closing the curtains was quite depressing

Container plant is for the front of the house. We can  take it with us when we move. Was 7.99. Low maintenance and I already had the pot. The front of the house is horrendously dull.

I was given these packets of seeds - English and Scottish Wildflowers.

Oh a whim I have purchased carrot seeds and sunflower seeds.

Where should I plant/grow these seeds. I have a scrubby grassed areas that was likely once a flower bed.

I have the corner plot, the concrete trough and a long window box plastic planter.




The corner plot.
Whats this stuff ? Is it likely to climb? Is is an horrendous weed? I have no clue. The plot needs turning over and putting back to soil. Its a job for a nice day. 


These concrete chunks were all over the corner plot pretending to be a rockery. It was awful. I dug them out and chucked them under the hedge which has been given a number 1 buzz cut back to the bone. It was a monster when we moved in. Same with the other side. Hopeful they will grow back nicer and more luscious. Check the patchy bits of grass. 







Plastic freecycled garden chairs and table. Lots of freecycled garden toys and a shell sandpit from Grandma. I will get sand for it this year. 


The concrete trough I have pulled out the obvious weeds and covered the soil from sunlight in a effort to slow down the weeds. I will pull out the weeds before planting. 



This bush has nice yellow flowers in the winter. Don't know what it's called? This little dude was one of our bad taste Valentines presents. He has lived in Italy and made it back in one piece. Hes one of the severn dwarf's I think, or supposed to be. 







Tweenys hanging thing made many years ago. We should make more as we have loads of old beads and stuff.  This shell mirror is a vile ceramic thing. I wouldn't have it in the house. I chose to hang it out side. Its quite useful if you want to check you have no twigs in your hair. Small pink tin bucket was found in the garden. I may use this as a base of another hanging made with the kids.  That's the plant I bought and re potted just peeking up from the bottom there.





The other side of the garden. Lots of patchy lawn area and scrub where the hedge has been cut back.



I have purchased two packs of carrots. Where should I grow them? Concrete trough? Could I chuck in some seeding potatoes as well? What else could I chuck in for fun? Cheap and cheerful and simple to grow.


I bough these as well. Where do you think? The corner plot once I have dug it over and covered it with compost?


I was either given or sent these wild flowers for free. Corner plot?


 Any advice about that plot in the corner would be greatly appreciated. Its a pain the back side. Should I weed kill first then dig out? I have no idea for areas such as this.
Is that thing a weed?
Any tips for patching up the lawn? 
Flowers in the corner plot or in the concrete trough? 
What's that thing in the corner?  Weed or not?

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