What a difference…7 days makes!
The garden really is an exciting place to be in spring 🙂
I have mentioned that I am a novice gardener, right?
I went outside earlier this week and saw that my deadheading wasn’t having it’s usual restorative effect on the petunias. In fact some have just flopped! My first thought? Watering. I’ve clearly not been watering them enough and they are thirsty… but then I remembered that it has rained this week and noticed that actually, some of the new petunia flowers are coming out in much smaller sized flowers than they used to be…
Then it occurred to me – yes, 3 months of reading weekly editions of Gardening News and a collection of the charity shop’s finest from the gardening section clearly prepared me well –
‘THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN OUR FIRST FROST, SUMMER IS OVER!’
And so before it all disappears, here are some pics from my courtyard garden in the side return.
Summer bedding, class of 2014:
As you know I’ve asked a few plants people and gardeners to come round and provide me with some quotes on the cost of planting up my new garden. They’ve got a great base to work from. Here is the quote spec and some drawings of the garden (overall plan is the one that is to scale) that I’m sharing to pull in the quotes:
Who said planning was boring – or that colouring pencils are for kids?!