It has been a well documented fact that I am not the most talented horticulturalist going and in fact I have probably
nurtured killed off more plant stock than my local garden centre sells in a year over my lifetime as a gardener.
Needless to say I have continued to keep trying and this year It seems I have finally succeeded in not only having some pretty spectacular blooms but I have had all but one appear from the last 2 years plantings. Which for my notoriously bad gardening skills is a success of the highest order!!
This year my garden is now what most I think most people would be called officially established but for me I am still nervous! I would love for this time to be about cultivating what I have instead of go on the full replace mission each year.
I am lazy and love plants, flowers and shrubs that are every year bloomers and that I can plant and almost forget about .. although last year proved my epic rubbishness as I lost 3 plants to dehydration … yes I really was that bad!!
It seems my garden was not plotting against me all this time, it was my appallingly crap attitude to my poor plants … can I be arrested for it? gosh it doesn’t bare thinking about, those poor mud clad, rooted souls!
I have to say that since I have developed, shall we say an understanding of my garden, it seems my little guy is loving it just as much too .. although he is not quite so handy at the weeding or planting he makes for a mean waterer! … so no more dehydrated plants for us along with the fact he loves it means I love it all the more too!