It’s been a few weeks since I updated with Project Garden‘s progress, so I thought it was about time I updated you.
Firstly, I have lots of new seeds 🙂 I discovered the Higgledy Garden on twitter, and ordered a fair few from them when their bank holiday specials were on. There’s a great blog with handy tips on it, as well as the flower seed shop itself. It’s made me decide to add an area which will be devoted to growing flowers to cut and have all around the house next year – a scatter patch. As you can see, I’ve a few seeds now..
So knowing that I want this area, among other things, and with the weather starting to turn, we’ve been hacking back at the rockery area, and relocating some plants ready for the rockery to be flattened.
Rockery a few weeks ago, in full bloom & glory..
And looking considerably sorrier for itself this week, after we’ve attacked it..
We’ve relocated some of the plants from the rockery over in another bed. This bed is the nearest to the back door, so the one I can see most clearly and most often. Which is why I’m trying to cram as many of my favourite plants into just that one space! I had a peony from my mum for my birthday, as I love them, so we’ve popped that in there, and the David Austin rose, Harlow Carr, that I became a little obsessed with finding and buying is in there, too. In fact, it has quite a few buds on it, so gorgeous little pink flowers are on their way.
And if ever we needed a sure sign that autumn is indeed closing in, I noticed my acer’s leaves are already changing their colour..
So that’s where the garden is at so far. Project Garden is still going strong on the funding, thanks to Gumtree and Netmums sales, and now that Little Man has turned 1, I’ve a few more items that he’s outgrown that I’ll be selling to fund these seeds..!
As we get going on it, I find myself changing my mind over and over about what to include in the re-design and what to put where. What would be your top three items to include if you were designing your garden again?