Thursday, 10 January 2013

Yes, still wet and foggy

Today is grey and miserable - again. I was planning on getting outside to do some BIG gardening today. You know, heavy stuff. Making a start on digging out what is to be a brand new bed. It is a big and long job because of the amount of stones I have to remove and I know that it will make the garden look much worse before it looks any better because I am cutting it out of the existing lawn. Can I be bothered? I'll let you know.



This is the (sort of) plan. Obviously, this is an appalling picture done with my not so steady hand, so wobbly lines, hopefully won't actually be wobbly. The strange red shape is going to be a beautifull curved flower bed leaving a pathway on the right of it (above in the picture) with stepping stones embedded into the grass. At the right end of the flower bed is going to be a rose arch which you can step through when stepping off the deck. I am in two minds about publishing the picture, because it looks dreadful, but in reality I think that it will work beautifully, especially when it is filled with plants. I don't like gardens to be squares with flower beds around grass, I much prefer a more natural look, organsied chaos let's say. I like to have little paths so that the garden looks different from all angles and some parts are hidden around corners.

The stepping stones will actually lead somewhere by the way, looks mighty odd in the picture I know, but there are more plans afoot. I am looking at the bigger picture of what I want the final look to be, probably take me another few years, but that's half the fun.

10 comments:

  1. Half the fun of gardening is in the planning. Sorry to hear the weather isn't cooperating today, we've got a beautiful bright day here, with sunshine.

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  2. It is very cold here today - a day for doing jobs inside I think

    The drawing tells the story, which is what you want - I think it will look good when finished.

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  3. Looks like a crime scene photo

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  4. Still wet and foggy here too Dan. My garden is waterlogged - it looks so sad and unloved. I want to get out there and clear the dead foliage away, but I think I'd get stuck in the mud!I like ' organic' too - not keen on straight lines and plants lined up like soldiers on parade.

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  5. I was going to say I don't like straight lines or plants standing to attention in lines like soldiers - but I've been beaten to it ! great minds and all that ............

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  6. I thought something had landed from outer space! I'll look forward to seeing all your ideas take shape.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  7. I managed to spend some time in our garden last week on a bright sunny day.I loved getting out there.It is nice being able to plan though but I can understand your frustration at not being able to get out due to the weather.I cant wait to see it when you finally get it done.

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  8. Be patient. We`ve got snow forcast for Sun. You might get it before we do. Leave the gardening for a couple of weeks. Your lawn will not like being trampled to death when it`s still soggy. It will only mean more work to repair that when the weather finally gets a grip.

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  9. I'm getting withdrawal symptoms as I can't get onto my allotment as it's so wet! I so miss working outside.

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  10. No need to dig, check out Lasagne Gardening. Put down some newspaper first to kill the grass and then add more stuff on top and water well. Does nt look fantastic to start but after a season or two looks great and you can plant right away.
    Dont dig while it is wet though.

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