Saturday, 12 March 2016


Finally a nice spring? day , sunny and warm at times , so it was off to the garden centre for some bags soil improver which were on offer along with  another offer of three free bulbs when you spent £15.

So we returned with 6 bags , buy two get one three  and a free bag of three bulbs , plus another bag we bought and eight tiny hanging basket plugs to grow on in the green house.

So soon Paul had dug the soil improver in and moved the bird bath, as it was lower than the new soil level, we decided to move it along slightly so it was more central.

Paul moved the rhododendron that was along the back fence forward, it is quite dry at the back line , so he felt it may do better in a more central position.

Here you can see the new soil meeting the old border level.

At some stage we'll need to replace the back fence but that's a job for the autumn.

another view.

The next photos are a little dark as I forgot to go take some once Paul had cleared up most of the pots and empty bags etc out of the way, so it was getting dark when I took these next ones.

We now have a row of lavender along the front edge behind the paving slabs, along with some more perennials , that we bought last year and have grown on in pots until now.

a wider view so you can see where it is , on the left of the house garden with the gate ahead that leads into the flower garden and beyond.

So another small area sorted ready to give some lovely colour come the summer.



  1. Gosh! It looks like you have almost doubled the width of this border now. Are you thinking of doing the same on the opposite side or not?
    Sounds like you had a 'fruitful' visit to the garden centre then taking full advantage of their Spring 'offers.'

    1. No just this side, the other side of the garden drops down into a small gully due to us living on a hill and our neighbour that side is lower than us.
      We only bought compost/soil improver and no plants, all these we already had potted up and waiting for a space to grow.