Archive for ‘Gardening’

June 4, 2012

A Spot of Gardening

I am definitely more of an indoor than outdoor person and therefore never really that into gardening.  But now I have my own little garden and if I don’t look after it it’s just going to go wild.  So I do my best at cutting things back, keeping them watered and generally trying to stop them dying!

But my grass went a bit bonkers this year; it was growing in big tufts with large bare patches around them.  So a few weeks ago I spent a day pulling it up, raking the ground and then spreading new grass seed.  And now a few weeks later look…

New grass!!

I must admit I’m quite excited and have been tenderly watering it through the hot period we recently had.

I’ve also managed to keep a few things alive that are now flowering.

Clematis which looks dead at the roots but is still flowering

I can’t remember what this is called but I planted it last year

This was in the garden when I moved in and does a good job of coming back each year

And this rose looks like it’s about to have flowers

I’ve even had a go at planting some seeds this year.  I though it would be nice to have flowers for the house and for giving to others so I planted a few flowers for cutting.  One lot seem to be doing very well but the others are a bit slow.

Hopefully soon I’ll have some lovely flowers x.  I must admit that gardening is ‘growing’ on me.

I also got given flowers in exchange for a crochet lesson.

More making coming soon.

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