National Gardening Week: My contribution #5

We worked like stink yesterday, and we stank for all our work!
Neither of us mind getting mucky, but we hate to be mucky, and working with a rotting compost heap is one of the smelliest jobs in the garden (and not a horse in sight).
This was taken before we started. Not much of interest apart from our incinerator bin and the yellow Hippo Bag in the corner holding our rotting down grass cuttings and previous soil clods.
These are what we bought to plant:

This is it yesterday evening:

It doesn’t look a lot different until I take the picture from the other side of the wash line
I’m really pleased with the arch (with the three feeders in place) and apple tree, which will eventually support the washing line and the post will be removed.

The yellow hippo bag has been replaced with a raised bed for our buddliah bush, which also contains the rotted compost and anything else we’ll add to it. The clematis is already creeping up the archway!

The sun mostly favours one side of our garden, so the fruit bushes are behind the roses and I’ll take some pictures of those when they’re better established, especially as we’re going to get some trellis supports for them rather than have them attach themselves to next door’s fence.

Throw into the equation that I cut the front lawn whilst Hubby was sorting out the hippo bag, and we’re looking quite tidy and presentable!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to National Gardening Week: My contribution #5

  1. foguth says:

    EXCELLENT beginning! Bravo! Now, might I suggest a nice soak in the tub that has epson salts and perhaps a sprig of lavender added?

  2. It’s already a great improvement – and think of how much more beautiful it will be in a short period of time!

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