Wednesday, 18 August 2010

The herb garden...

Finally....I've moved all of my herbs and created my herb garden in the front ring...where a large tree used to be....It seems to get a decent amount of sun...I've planted the following:
  • tricolor sage (3)
  • yellow thyme
  • regular thyme
  • yellow marjoram
  • oregano with white flowers
  • oregano with pink flowers
  • parsley (from the grocery)
  • Purple kale
  • chives
  • curry plant
  • coreopsis (2)
  • anise hyssop
  • beet spinach
  • Lovage celery like plant
  • swiss chard
  • lavender (one english, one spanish stoechas)
I had tarragon, but I realized it just didnt smell like it or taste like I will find another! I want to grow borage also....and I want a bay tree! I was lucky to find a start of my old purple sage I hope it will grow as it has a great flower! I cut back the lavender so I have lots of buds to put in the house and smell good!  I also found a place near the old house where I can get some old horse manure if the two compost bins dont have enough richness for the soil.  The soil is very dark and has lots of worms...which is a good sign! Also, there are lots of ladybirds (ladybugs too)...unfortunately there are a lot of snails and slugs I am always on the lookout! get the plants from the other place (at least 15...some quite large) what to do, what to do??? It will all come together....

Sunday, 1 August 2010 I am hyper..planning ahead I have alot of energy tonite...I have created a document using pics from the internet..

  1. What's in the garden
  2. What I am moving from my old garden
  3. What I am interested in ....
For instance...we have two lovely old apple trees that have been butchered into reproducing (hopefully next year).. I just happened to look into an old trash can and beneath the compost lurked a wretched smell of rotten apples...I was thrilled to death! I only hope they come again...and that they are tasty off the tree!

Well, where this is going...I am looking for a nice clematis to climb the add some this is fun! is time to go back to the old tomorrow! Good nite!

aqualock hangers

I just bought aqualocks for the 8 hangers around the house (that should keep me busy!) The only thing is I have to fill them with moss first....and think of what I want in them! Ivy is looking promising for winter...and pansies...easy peasy!

Is this the right garden?

I always told myself that I would not pick a house with a garden I didnt like....well, I liked this garden..but my compass was warning me...a great northern in the UK??? Are you sure? Well, thank goodness the garden is extremely long and is northeast appears to get good sun and I have lots of places to stick stuff! And, it is low maintenance...relatively speaking...

We have a neighbors tree I cant trim because it is protected, and I have a lawn that has been saturated with weed and feed to bring back to life from the attack of the dandelions...but I have a few raised beds...and the whole lawn is raised from the large paved that should keep it simple...

And the neighbors have all sorts of lovely stuff coming over from their sides (roses, etc) it is good to have green thumbs nearby!

The beginning

Well...I am sitting here...half moved into the new place...and my mind is wandering to the new garden! It has been a glorious summer in Surrey...and we have a month left of the summer and we still have to move the big stuff in! In the middle of this, I have a great garden full of stuff...and alot of stuff to move into it too!

It is much easier to start with an empty plot...well, sort of. I need to decide what I will remove and where I will put my stuff! Many of my flowers are in full bloom, like my lavender and my rudbeckia I planted last year. So, this is my blog for planning, experimenting, and sharing...I hope you will enjoy!