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i spent yesterday digging away and trimming at things in what looks like a very untidy garden. things i should of been doing a while ago. i have notied the weedkiller i went and got last time is working i have a long strip down side of garden now clearing it self for some nice big bushy pants to be added when all sorted.
i have a long list of things which i need to do one of which was to do the edging of the flower bed at top end of garden. ive actually managed to complete this using slate to match in with the other flower beds. once i did it bit by bit as i weeded each section i have added ssome wallflowers and pansy to give a bit of colour as all my other flowers are starting to die off. it makes a lot of difference with a bit of hard work.
today ive started a job that seems to go on forever. as next door has been empty since march and is looking like a jungle full of brambles, bindweed and rubbish that they left behind we have a voided trimming the hedge back until today. ive finally decied to tackle it and what a monster of a job it is ive managed to trim back as best i can. but i think i will have to leave the rest to my husband as it seems to be at least 12 foot high and a nightmare to get too. but hey at least its been started ive decideed if i do a little bit a day i’ll get there some how. my next job is to weed the large flower bed down by the big hedge and somehow buy enough flowers to fill it i can see this being an expensive time!!

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My garden was overgrown when we moved in just over a year ago. It's taken this long to get it looking a bit more tidy. It's a long hard job hchristy but will be worth it in the end believe me.
Are you going to grow plants from seeds? It's much cheaper and yes you may not get every seedling to grow, but those that do will bring you alot of satisfaction....knowing you grew them yourself.
This is my first year of sowing my own seeds and I've really enjoyed it.
Hope you manage to tame that hedge eventually, bit each day and it won't seem such a mammoth task.
Hope to see some more pics of your garden.

25 Sep, 2012


You'll get it done eventually if you go slowly. It can be disheartening of you try to do it all in one go, and fail.
The pansies should give you some colour through the winter I hope :o) and you can look forward to the wall flowers in the spring :o)

26 Sep, 2012

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