Thursday, 28 February 2013

New garden bed, stage 2

Today I enjoyed some gorgeous weather, it was sunny, warm and just lovely. I got some gardening done and it was a pleasure to be outdoors again in the sun, long may it last.
The bed that I put into the middle of my lawn, the one that looks like a whale which you can see on a recent post moved onto stage 2 today. I added a rose arch and a rose and clematis to climb over the arch. I didn't spend much on the arch though, they range in price from £9.99 to £200 so it is hard to know if you are getting value for money. I went, not for the absolute cheapest, but a relatively cheap one all the same at £25. It looks nice and I am looking forward to seeing flowers hanging from it.

Rather like the bed, it looks a little random at the moment, but you have to imagine it with flowers dripping from it and the bed with some tall plants and flowers seperating the two halves of grass.

The rose is a Phyllis Bide, pale pink, and the clematis is a Perle d'azur - sky blue.  Both planted. Let the growing commence.


  1. Oh so looking forward to watch how they grow and climb on this arch. One word of advice though, from my bad experience : which way does the wind go ? One mine was covered with the plants, the wind had a strong hold on it and brought it down to the ground. Hope it won't happen with you !

    1. I hope it won't too. I have screwed it quite firmly to the wall, so fingers crossed.

  2. It's going to look lovely.
    Love from Mum

  3. That will be beautiful! I so want to find a house with a nice yard so I can create my own little Eden!

  4. Nice weather here too.... Just not well enough to bloody do anything

  5. Lovely weather? Can`t say we have the same down south. Could you blow hard and send some sunshine south? We have dull grey skies wall to wall and had it for the last week and a half. It`s cold still, too, so I`ve now caught a cold. Haven`t had one for years. I need your sunshine to warm my old bones. Your garden is getting on nicely! I have started leeks and chillies on my windowsill, but I`m still holding off with actual gardening outside as the ground is pretty soggy and still too heavy for digging. I`m keeping fingers crossed that we might get a half decent year for growing veggies.

  6. I've also planted some roses and clematis in my moon garden this week. Here's hoping to some lovely summer evenings.