With all the preparatory work done in the garden over the last six weeks the came over the weekend to actually get to work stocking it up with a few plants to brighten things up a bit. Not having much spare cash we visited the supermarkets and discount chain stores to see what bargain they had rather than visit the garden centres despite their knowledge and skilled advice.
Grow Your Own Plant Food £1.98 each Sheers £6.00
There are real bargains to be had knocking pounds off RRP of the more well known brands. As this is the first time we grown anything we’d rather not risk the money we haven’t got and just see how well we do in our fledgling year.I’ve been working hard recently so most of my free time has been spent doing jobs in the garden and while I’ve been keeping notes even my blogging time has suffered a little.I’ve bought a few books over the last year or so but all the written information and advice can never really make up for the trial and error experience of doing things yourself.
When it comes to gardening, there are many individuals who wonder why they should even bother. Growing in a garden may take a lot of time and hard work; however, there are a number of benefits to gardening. To determine if growing a garden would be the perfect activity for you, you are advised to fully examine these benefits. After that examination, you should be able to decide whether or not gardening is an activity that you would enjoy.
One of the many benefits of gardening is that you can design your garden however you want. There are a large number of individuals that choose to grow flowers, plants, or vegetables; however, you do not have to choose just one. If you desire, you could have your garden be a collection of plants, flowers, and vegetables.
We’ve decided to start with a few plants and a tree but hopefully given some good luck we might turn our hand to vegetables too.
So far the list of plants we’ve put in is as follows:
- Upright Fuchsia
- Upright Petunias
- Asiatic Lily Dreaming Joy
- Cordyline Red Star
- Primrose Rhubarb and Custard
- Primrose Vanilla Ice
- Bidens Aurea Yellow
- Tr. Fuchsia La Campanella
- Trailing Purple Verbena
- Trailing Lobelia Mix
- Trailing Blue Petunia
- Deep Scarlet Geranium
- Topmix Dahlia Pink
- Gladioli Pink
- Oxalis Deppei Iron Cross
People often surround their house and garden with a hedge. Common hedge plants are privet, hawthorn, beech, yew, leyland cypress, hemlock, arborvitae, barberry, box, holly, oleander, forsythia and lavender. The idea of open gardens without hedges may be distasteful to those who enjoy privacy. Garden sharing, where urban landowners allow gardeners to grow on their property in exchange for a share of the harvest, is associated with the desire to control the quality of one’s food, and reconnect with soil.Also popular are allotments especially in built up urban areas.
Also gaining popularity is the concept of “Green Gardening” which involves growing plants using organic fertilizers and pesticides so that the gardening process – or the flowers and fruits produced thereby – doesn’t adversely affect the environment or people’s health in any manner. As you can see I’ve tidied up the garage too.
Finally a reference book with photos !