Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Shifting...

Several months ago, we were given a load of rocks by E., when she cleared her rockery. They have been sitting down near the garage all winter long, waiting to be shifted into place. DB rolled them into a large rubber container with handles (trug?) and one by one we carried them into the front garden.

The plants in the inner circle have slowly been migrating outwards and we have lost the definition of the path area. Nearly all the plants have some growth, enabling us to see where to place them without squashing them. We only had 12 large rocks to play with but have enough smaller ones to bridge the gaps.

It is not a perfectly shaped circle but once a few plants have been shifted, more gravel has been added, it should all look alot better:


Still a bit of tidying up to do around the pond area plus moving a few pheasant grasses in front of it so it doesn't show so much!

Other things this week in the garden - DB was busy again painting some short canes white and yellow:
The yellow ones have been pushed in beside daffodils:
The white ones besides the snowdrops:
Sorry about the size, I cropped it too small without realising. Anyway you get the idea. Such a method ensures that when I am digging up, moving or taking out plants later in the year, I know where my spring bulbs are. You could also paint some blue and pink (or any colour), to let you know where other things are such as hyacinths etc.



7 comments:

  1. well that's a neat idea the yellow and white tipped sticks. Simple but very effective.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Except when I trip over them and knock them out in summer then I don't know where to push them back in!

      Delete
  2. Clever idea with the sticks. Will deffo be doing that

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely stops you accidentally digging the bulbs up!

      Delete
  3. Great idea with the bulbs. I need to dig some up where the extension is going.

    ReplyDelete
  4. The coloured canes are a brilliant idea. Now I just have to teach my chickens to stop digging near the bulbs and I've cracked it.

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from you, will read all your comments and try and answer any questions you leave. Don't forget to come back and read my reply! All comments are moderated so if you try to link it to a commercial web site, it will not be published.