Busy Busy in the Garden.

I feel like this is the beginning. Doesn’t it feel like the beginning of the gardening season? Hardcore gardeners have probably been at it for weeks but cliche that I am, I did most of it over the Easter weekend. Even squeezed in an obligatory garden centre visit. Anyone else stereotype themselves this weekend?!

My outside space was neglected last year and I made a promise that I would be more attentive by the time spring came. So I chucked on old trainers and tatty jeans to spend a couple of days in the garden. (If my mistreated anemones can make the effort to flower, I can make the effort to green my fingers).

If I’m being honest, the bank holiday weekend wasn’t my first time out there, I’ve done rudimentary weeding and pruning, stuff like that, oh and planted some pea seeds. But it was the first weekend where I’ve spent a considerable amount of time doing organising, tidying and planting. Alchemilla mollis was growing in the gravel, so I scrabbled around and got those in pots,ย  I popped out to the front and gathered lots of baby foxgloves and put those in pots too.

Mum had given me a heuchera and a pulmonaria, so in the borders they went. I’m hoping the foxgloves and alchemilla will join them to fill up all the gaps I’ve got. Some cat mint died last year and left a hole. I didn’t split it when it was at its best a few years ago, I could see its demise coming and wasn’t proactive in saving it. Eh, I’ve never actually split any plants, even though the gardeners on the telly do it all the time. I get a lot of my plants from Mum cos she does what she’s told! Maybe I should chop apart the geraniums this year.

It doesn’t matter how weedy things are in the borders. As long as “weeds” bring colour, they’re welcome. Look at the delicate blue of the speedwell, I love that colour. My mum must too, it’s another one from her. Do you love forget me nots too? They make me extremely happy indeed. Those white anemones are the first plants I ever introduced to that patch. I’m amazedย  that they come up every year.

At the end of the season last year, I collected some seeds from the aquilegia. I planted them in a tray this weekend (along with many other seeds in many other trays) and I hope to give the ones under the fig tree some friends (not that you can see the fig tree in the photo above – it’s that blurry trunk in the background).

I’m so excited to see all the buds on the clematis. We had to chop loads back last year as it was clogging everything up. Buds mean flowers! We didn’t kill it!

And you’ll be pleased to know that we’ve been eating purple sprouting with nearly every dinner. There’s flipping loads of it now. I needn’tย  have worried about it at all. Just had some patience. But now it needs to get over itself, my runner beans will need to go in that space.

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20 thoughts on “Busy Busy in the Garden.

  1. Hannah Goff says:

    Just had the purple sprouting you gave us. We had it for dinner with sausages and roast potatoes, it was delicious, such a lot of flavour ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Tami says:

    What a lovely garden! I mostly plant bulbs and perennials so all I need to do is a little bit of weeding and some fresh mulch and I’m done!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Zeens and Roger says:

      Thank you! I’ve got a lot of pots that i put annuals in. I don’t have much luck with some of the perrenials, they might only last a season or two and then don’t return. I need to take the next step and learn about the soil!!

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  3. shirleyrainbow says:

    I went into the garden today and faffed about, inspired by you! And surprisingly my faffing has produced a tidy and nice garden! Yay me! And you, you have so many pretty flowers, it looks lovely xx

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  4. crawcraftsbeasties says:

    I always love a wander around your garden! (A virtual one, that is… I’m not hiding out in your hedge or anything) It looks super, you’ve such a great selection of plants in there! Enjoy the broccoli while it lasts ๐Ÿ˜€

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