Sunday, 27 March 2011

Start as I mean to go on

This year I'm going to try and keep on top of the gardening, because usually I do some weeding then rest on my laurels so to speak and some other weeds take over.  Like last year I thought I'd done well because I'd got all the dandelions out before they seeded but then some grass grew in the borders and I left it too late so it seeded all over the shop.
I've already weeded  the veg plot.  My structure for the runner beans is some security grids for windows that my husband got at an auction for next to nothing.

The photos aren't showing up but if you click on the white squares you should get them.

 In the background you can see some tall fencing behind the wall that we've just put up to keep the hens in the field.  In front of that wall is a bed I've just started weeding.  I've done the bit closest to the camera on this next photo - it was chock a block with grass as you can see in the rest of it.  There's been quite a few casualties from the frost and snow we had in December but it'll give me chance to try something different.

These next photos are in front of the house.   This first area is pretty weed free as it's in the shade most of the day and the plants are tight knit.

This bit isn't bad either

These two photos are of the same bed and again there's loads of grass in here.

 The next one I think I might dig it all up completely apart from the Buddleia and rose because it's got couch grass in which is growing all through the other plants

And finally in front of the house which I usually grow courgettes in as it's in full sun.

I'm hoping that now I've shown you the 'before' photos  it'll give me an incentive to tidy up!

I've been gardening at my MIL's this afternoon so I'll leave you with some lovely Spring flowers in her garden



  1. It's looking very good, you have worked hard.

  2. Oh I don't know why, but I can't see your photos! But I am imagining and thinking of how lovely your runner bean structures are looking!


  3. Looking great, well done! Hard work pays off most of the time anyway. And the pics work just fine when you click on the little box as you say. I am about to start planting broccoli and beans I just need to watch out for the brown snakes (I had a all too close call today:O( ... take care and have a great week - Yollie :O)

  4. Crikey, I wouldn't like to think I had to look out for snakes! In summer I have to rustle the undergrowth with a rake before I start weeding in case there's a frog about! I know what a wimp, but if one jumps out it scares me to death.

  5. Oh you are putting me to shame here - our flower borders are full of grass (and nettles!) and we must get out there and DO SOMETHING quickly! I seem to find time to blog, but not to garden .. hmmm!

  6. I think your garden is already lovely! I am looking forward to seeing photos when everything is in bloom. Love the tiny little pond!