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Posted: Monday 2 May, 2005

by Rosemary at 7:40pm in Gardening 2 comments Add your own

As usual, the weather for the May Holiday has ben somewhat changeable. Saturday was lovely, Sunday was pretty rainy and today (Monday) has been changeable. I rode in the rain this morning, walked the dogs in a mixture ofsun and showers and hung the washing out in warm sunshine.

The weather meant we didn't get the grass cut. Nevermind, it's long clear now!

I've been working away on the courtyard garden. So far, I'm quite pelased with it. I still have to find a table and chairs -I'd like blue wood or a blue mosaic small round table and a couple of chairs.

I've also been clearing out the bed under the kitchen window, ready for replanting. It's quite a small bed, besie the patio on the sout east side of the house. It gets a lot of sun in the morning. Sometimes, I like to have breakfast there.

The bed was supposed to have a blue and yellow theme. The bed is edged with a lavender hedge on two sides, which I like, but I planted a yellow rose in the bed and it was miles too tall and looked daft. There is also a lovely honeysuckle, some crocosmia, lilac drumstick primula, catmint, rosemary and sage whoch are fine. So the rose has been moved and the bed thouroughly (I hope) weeded.

In the greenhouse are growing delphiniums, various blue and white campanula and white agerathemums. I bought these mail order as plug planes and have potted them on. When they are planted out, the bed will have to be netted to protect them from "destructohens".

I can't decide whether to go for blue and white, blue and yellow or blue, white and yellow. This gardening is so HARD! I suppose the best thing is to wait and see what survives my tender care - no doubt Mother Nature will guide me!

Comments

Catherine

Wednesday 4 May, 2005 at 3:09am

I know the feeling well about deciding what colours to use, and what to plant where. Congratualtions on your garden, it is lovely to read about the successes (and sometimes failures) that happen on the other side of the world.

Cheers

Catherine

Australia

claire

Thursday 19 May, 2005 at 7:21pm

just thinking instead of cutting the grass you could turn the pony out on it for a while, I had a horse get away from me once across the lawn at the farm and the lady who owned it came out and said, thats marvellous, some nice holes to plant the daffodil bulbs in, thanks.

you have to laugh sometimes

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