Friday, 26 May 2017

Edging Forward

We continue to take exceptionally small steps forward in the garden, maybe we'll spend more time out there now the football season is over (maybe not).

Last year we dug up the lawn in the back garden and replaced it with pebbles (see here). After making some edging/planters from pallets we had a couple of pieces left so Dan made a small path for the side of the garden nearest to the door. 


There's still some space either side  for plants, and Dan filled in the main body of the path with some split logs we had in the garage. To soften it a little bit I've shoved some mint and thyme at the edges, so they should do their thing and spread all over the place. Everywhere looks a little sparse and sandy at the minute, but I can see changes every day so I'm happy, as are the sparrows who love having a dust bath!

We have no plans at all for the weekend, if the weather's like this we won't brave the town or the beach, so hopefully we'll be able to spend some time in the garden, under our nice big brolly!

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  1. It's looking lovely and will no doubt change again as the plants establish themselves and grow. I love what Dan has done with the split logs. Enjoy your weekend. X

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    1. Thanks. The rest of the garden has filled out nicely, the dusty bed has wild flowers in, so hopefully they'll look good later in the year.

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  2. Sounds idyllic, have a great weekend.

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  3. Bit by bit and you will get it done.

    God bless.

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  4. How lovely with all those pebbles you have your very own beach going on in your back garden. Everything is starting to take shape and when the plants grow and fill out it will soften your plot. Be warned with the mint though it will certainly spread - we have just planted some but this time in a big black plastic pot and then sunk into the herb bed to contain it a bit so it doesn't take over again! I can see your sandy soil even from the photo - it is like ours at the cottage on the sea side garden - we add in loads of compost so it retains the water better. Have a good weekend.

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    1. Oh yes I'll be keeping an eye on the mint! The borders have had lots of compost added so aren't all that bad now, the bed in the picture is still pretty sandy but as we have mainly wildflowers in there this year I didn't want to make it too rich. We'll deal with that for next year I think.

      I love the pebbles, I did want to give it a little bit of a beachy feel (even though our beach is sand rather than shingle) without being over the top.

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