It has been a little while since I started my garden facelift and I must admit even though I was going great guns I had started to wane in my enthusiasm.
So decided to call it a day till after our Butlins break earlier this month. Thankfully feeling much more refreshed and enthused Ollie and I broke soil again.
If you missed my first post on getting started on our garden update you can read about it HERE. However my basic plan for the garden was to minimise the work I would have to put into it by restarting all the boarders with evergreen shrubs in massive funky tubs and then if I felt like it I could add in some smaller pots with some summer flowering bulbs to add in some colour when the weather heats up.
I searched high and low for some large black planters that didn’t cost the earth and after a discussion in a local garden centre with a member of staff I settled on buying 75 litres “Rhino” Flexi Tubs instead.
I have started putting up my freshly bought evergreen shrubs into the Rhino Tubs (after obviously drilling drainage holes into the bottoms of them all and putting in some broken pots and bricks to help with the drainage at the bottom.
I have only potted up 4 of my new pots and still have 9 more to complete for the back border. I also need to cover the pots with weed matting and to cover them with slate but who knew just how far slate covered? … Well, I certainly didn’t and at this stage I need to buy a lot more before I get anywhere near finished which is somewhat disappointing to my budget!
I did start to imagine what the garden boarders will look like next year and how much less gardening I will need to do and it’s rather exciting!
On the side border I am moving my old large planters into there and then ousting out the small miss matched pots so it all matches.
I am hoping to rope in Ollie soon for another day in the garden sorting with me as it seems to be going so slow at the moment and I think we need to up the ante and add in some more hours to it.
I won’t bore you will anymore updates till the project is finished so watch this space.
Here comes our organised, low maintenance garden so I can enjoy the summer next year and not spend all my time working in it.