How Does Your Garden Grow?
Well, you asked me a question and I shall give you the answer: Crap!
I live in a rented property so I don’t tend to “grow” anything in the gardens of rented properties because we usually end up moving house again within 12 months. But this time we appear to be staying put for longer (HOORAH!) and now with the sun shining I want to make an effort in the garden apart from the usual up keep. I can mow, strim and do general tidying up. ClearlyDaddy tends to keep to the major upkeep, i.e. trimming the hedges (I cut through cables).
All that said my garden is missing some colour, my garden is just green! The borders are missing some lovely flowers and there are weeds which just keep taking over. I am also rather reluctant to do any more due to my kids de-heading all my rose bushes and the dog with his fascination of digging holes.
I am joining this linky today to show you all how poor my garden is, so embarrass myself into doing more with it… but I’m really unsure what to actually do!!
This morning whilst on a trip to ALDI for loo roll and bin bags (yep that’s all I went for) I was admiring the plants which are outside on the big trolleys. I like admiring plants, I think they are pretty but would never last in my garden so the plants always stay there on the trolley being admired by me. I am not green fingered what so ever, all I have to do it look at a plant and it dies. But this summer I am taking the plunge, and I have bought 3 gorgeous plants and a self watering pot. The pot now contains my strawberry plant which was planted back in February and kept in the house ever since, no doubt I am too late to hope for any strawberries to come off it this year but it’ll most likely die now that I have re-homed it and touched it!
I want to get another pot to plant the last 2 at the weekend or do I plant them here when I topped up the border with more compost?! My only concern with the border is it doesn’t get much direct sunlight until late afternoon, will that affect the growth?
I am still relucant to plant anything actually IN the garden for fear of moving again but we have just signed another 12 month contract so that’s 12 months I no longer need to think about so maybe I should just take the plunge?!