There’s a lot happening in the garden at the moment so it is demanding a lot of care and attention. This week I did not know where to start for the Six on Saturday garden update, so I decided to show how some areas of the garden are evolving as we head from spring towards summer. We still have some rain but not enough to replenish the now depleted water butts.
1. Vegetable area
Once I have harvested the peas, cabbages, onions and broccoli the raised vegetable area will have a revamp. At the moment the only way to access the whole bed is to climb up and walk on the improvised brick path. As climbing up onto the garden is not practical for someone with dodgy knees, I am going to redesign into horse shape so I can sit on the wall and access all areas from a sitting position.
2. Waterfall Rockery
As this area remains in the shade all the winter I decided to scrap the pot idea and placed a small Budha garden ornament there instead. Now the sun is higher in the sky at least the rockery benefits from some sun. The white succulent seems happy for now, although flowering time is limited.
The Budha is also visible from the lounge window and certainly brings light to a dark corner.
Revamping the waterfall rockery was on my gardening To Do list for 2019
Rockery pictured January 2019.
3. Succulent and Cacti Garden
I started planting this succulent garden in 2017. I am really pleased with the results. Last time I took stock of the plants, I had over 50 different types of cacti/succulents.
4. Rear Garden
We continue to add points of interest to the rear area of the house and with the addition of the ‘neat’ cold frames that the OH made and the extension of the succulent and cacti garden – still work in progress- I am really pleased with the result.
For anyone who is interested in creating their own Tippy pot display please see the previous post.
Although we have sunbeds I can count on one hand the times I’ve used them. I get bored sunbathing and rather be ‘doing’ than lounging.
5. Pool Rockery
The pool was built at a lower than the house so we could develop the area to add interest and give the feeling of an oasis which we continue to develop with interesting plants, pots and features.
6. Front Terrace
I love this area especially as the bougainvillaea has flowered continually right through the winter.
That’s it for this week, folks.
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