Oh my gosh you’d think I’m pregnant - last week I piled through all kinds of flavours of crisps (as discussed on Twitter and Facebook) and this week I've ripped up the concrete slabs at the front of my house after deciding I want limestone gravel!
So much for chilling out for the summer holidays, and they only started a day ago! Mind you the children LOVED the worms that we discovered!!! (some of them were reeeeally fat!)
So, I’ve taken to gardening this summer. Having moved last year, we really didn’t have a chance to get into the garden to DO anything until now, so I’m getting it sorted – kind of! This house was rented for 25 years until we bought it and so hasn’t had much TLC other than basic maintenance for the longest time. It's crying out for attention and not being the greenest fingered, I’m making all the mistakes in the book but having a blast along the way!
I managed to kill the lilies, lose the strawberries, drown the cucumbers and starve the hanging baskets. However, something which I thought was a weed is flourishing and looking beautiful and might even be a rather exotic plant! The huge potted plant that I ripped from the ground, having spread its roots through the bottom of the pot and into the soil, has managed to survive its relocation.
Plus, my peonies that I planted with a dessert spoon last year before we moved in are showing signs of life - all in all that sounds successful doesn’t it?? Long live Flower Power and Spray and Grow!!
Anyway, any garden tips are always helpful - does anyone know if you NEED to put decking on soil or can I put it over concrete???
Thanks loads, much love Pipa x
Oh and P.S. you might have noticed, I went blonde again… thank you for all the votes… I feel like me again!!