My 400 bulbs have been planted
This last month in the southeast of the UK, the weather has certainly been a mixed bag. The temperature has been reasonably mild; however, it just seems to have been continually raining.
And yes, you guessed it, we still have a hosepipe ban.
What we’ve been up to this monthIn the garden and on the website
With the rainy days becoming more frequent, it has been a challenge heading out into the garden to plant my bulbs. However, at least the earth was moist, making it a little easier to dig into the beds.
When I was selecting the mountain of late winter and spring flowering bulbs from J. Parker’s, I initially had around 600 bulbs in my online basket. I’m so pleased I trimmed it back.
Although that still meant I had 400 bulbs to either plant in pots on our courtyard patio or nestle them in our garden beds.
Needless to say, over a few dry days, my mission was accomplished. Take a peek at Our spring bulb purchases; hopefully, they will look beautiful next year.
With Christmas just a few weeks away, you may be trying to decide what to buy for that special gardener in your life. I’ve put together some perfect gardening Christmas gifts that I love to use; there may be something for you.
Achievements for NovemberLet’s keep ticking those boxes
I’m still raking the leaves from the lawn; this feels like painting the Forth Bridge. You clear them, turn your back, and they return.
I think my main November achievement is planting all our new bulbs; I can’t wait for spring.
Lessons learnt & mistakes madeYou live and learn
It’s been a quieter month for learning new lessons; although I do have a slight concern regarding the depth, I have planted some of my bulbs. I fear I may have planted some a little deep in the patio pots, but only time will tell.
Also, I fear our unruly geraniums are back with a vengeance. I’m not quite sure how to tackle these, as I don’t want to go at them gung-ho and lift other plants; however, something needs to be done.
Our plans for the coming monthWhat’s on your to-do list?
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