Tuesday, 26 June 2012

A Bit of Digging

Just having a break from digging over a couple of beds.  Not really the right time of year for it, being a bit too warm now!  Still can't complain after all that rotten weather.  


Last year I had 3 beds of dahlias but quite a few didn't make it through the winter, so the ones that are ok were dug up and moved into one bed leaving the other ones free for some brassicas.  The wretched bindweed needs digging out first though and the poppies clearing once all the petals have fallen off.  Also need to get rid of a few hollyhocks that have strayed inside the fence, but the roots are so tough hubby will have to chop them out with a mattock!

The wild area is my favourite place to sit at the moment.  It's just at that lovely time when everything is looking lush and blowsy, before it starts going to seed and turning into hay.  It's full of insects and birds and I could happily spend ages just watching them and trying to identify all the flora and fauna! I think that's called procrastination though, must get back to the digging :(


xxx

23 comments:

  1. What a fantastic place your garden is. The wild meadow is just gorgeous. I would just sit and procrastinate all day - you are obviously more disciplined!
    Have a great week - lets hope the sun continues to shine!
    June

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  2. I love the wild area in your garden, I'd sit and knit there all day long. Amanda x

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  3. the lovely wild meadow part is just blissful ;0) i love the way you have such diversity to your garden- beautiful summer house and perfect view- just beautiful ;0)

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  4. I think the wild area would be my favourite place to sit and read - beautiful!

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  5. It is so beautiful, I think I could sit there forever, well until the bugs started biting me.
    hugs,
    Meredith

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  6. I know what you mean about it a funny time of year to be digging - I have just sorted out my front garden which badly needed attention - for some reason I hate working in the front garden - something to do with being on show to the world and his wife I think. But there have been so few windows of opportunity weather-wise that everything has got a little out of hand. I would quite like all my garden to be a wildflower meadow then I wouldn't feel so guilty sitting reading a book with a lovely cup of tea.

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  7. Your wild area is wonderful hope you are able to get outside and enjoy it.
    Sarah x

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  8. you had such a beautiful garden

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  9. I just love how your garden is laid out. It is my dream to one day have a garden large enough to have all sorts of little areas for different purposes like going into many different rooms outside!

    We have just dug a small area at the side of our shed. Tool have been dropped though and new plans are being made! Hopefully the delay will be worth it!


    P x

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  10. Your garden looks an absolute joy!

    Heather x

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  11. Your wild area is just beautiful, and I love your summer house, the perfect place to sit and procrastinate.

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  12. Oh - realy great, what a lovely corner to sit and relax! I like those gardens, but not only.

    Sigrun

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  13. I've given up on trying to store dahlias over winter - I used to leave them in the ground which worked every year except the really freezing winter of 2010/11. This meant the ground didn't get dug and ended up compacted where I walked to pick flowers. Storing tubers is a bit hit and miss and to be honest too much bother. So now any dahlias that I want will be grown from seed each year and newly planted.

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  14. Your garden looks lovely! I love the wild part too with all the daisies. So romantic! Sorry to hear not all your Dahlia's survived the winter. I covered the Dahlia bed with a few centimetres of leaves. I was amazed to see it helped!

    Have a lovely evening!

    Madelief x

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  15. Hi - Just to let you know that I am passing on the 'One Lovely Blog Award' to you in recognition of your Lovely Blog - I will understand if you don't accept it but if you go to my blog at http://awomanofthesoil.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/one-lovely-blog-award.html then you will see what the conditions of acceptance are.

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  16. I do not think that I have ever seen a more beautiful garden anywhere other that my dreams of what a perfect garden must look like. You must have a halo surrounding your green thumb. I have been enjoying going through some of your posts . . . incredibly beautiful, is all that I can say. I know that you put a lot of sweat and tears into keeping it that lovely, but I must say that the wild daisies are gorgeous, as well. I am your newest follower. I would like to extend a warm invitation to come over and visit my blog. I would be honored if you decided to follow me, too . . . but none the less, I am in full enjoyment just being here in your garden. Thank you for the pleasure, Connie :)

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  17. What a beautiful garden you have. I think I could easily sit and procrastinate alongside you!!

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  18. Your garden and blog are beautiful. I love the meadow and little shed. I just had a dahlia broken by a storm. I really hope it grows back. It's supposed to have a huge golden flower that I was really looking forward to.

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  20. Hello, I am so very happy to get a visit from you. I am so in love with your beautiful garden. It is magnificently enchanting. I admire people that turn bowls, there is such and agelessness about seeing all the different patterns in the wood grain, met the smoothness of the bowl. It's like a true mix of God's creativity and man's come together in a very organic way. I've always wanted to try my hand at it. Thanks for stopping in and please come again, and again. My welcome mat is always out. Connie :)

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  21. Just wanted to stop by and say hello. I may not comment but i enjoy your posts. Stay Cool!

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  22. love your wild area with the summer house

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