Garden planning – again

Hello Friends,

I’ve got this great big list of things to do in the garden, and I don’t know quite where to start.  I know I will have to do something soon, or the garden will run away with me.

From experience, I know it’s a mistake to try and do too much.  There are some things I will have to do – cutting the very long boundary hedge.  I didn’t do it last year – it’s beech so quite slow growing, but if I don’t do something soon it will get away from me.

I do want to grow some veg this year.  I didn’t do very well last year.  Most things fell over, but I was a bit distracted with lots on.  I will have to decide what to grow – again, I’m going to limit myself.

What I really want to do this year is tidy the garden near the house.  There are lots of rambling plants which have rambled a bit too far over the steps and across the front path and it’s looking just a bit too untidy even for me.  I was given some nice blue pots for Christmas and I’d like to plant them up with something and have them standing on the steps.  I also want to sort out the rockery.  It’s full of weeds, and needs some serious attention.

Finally I want to re-establish a herb garden.  I’ve tried growing herbs in pots, but they’ve not done very well.  I used to have a herb garden outside the kitchen.  A few years ago, we had the kitchen done, and to save on landfill, most of the stuff which came out went under a new patio where my herb garden used to be.  I’ve got a little patch nearby which I’m thinking of turning into a herb garden.

What are you plans for gardening this year?

Until next time, Tawney x


Garden planning – again — 2 Comments

  1. When, when, when the rains stop and the ground dries out a bit, the lawns need mowing and edging. To stand on the lawn now is to turn it into a mudbath, but already the grass is growing.
    I have managed to trim a few shrubs and prune some taller ones that border my neighbour’s garden so that they don’t cast unwanted shade on his greenhouse and garden.
    But there is such a lot to do – none of which can be embarked on until the ground dries out. 🙁

  2. It sounds like we have fairly similar plans. Father has some onions for me, so I’ll be growing onions! The compost bin experiment has been a failure so the wooden bin is to be turned into a frame for a herb garden. There’s a rhododendron to chop at the end of the year and general tidying and making things look nice. It’s something I want to take a bit more seriously and spend more time on this year.