Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Hitting the Gardeners Wall!!
(Mainly the British Weathers fault)

Oh no!! I feel like I've hit some kind of gardeners wall. I'm feeling a little deflated but I know some of this is not helped by the crazy weather! I work part time and can guarantee my days off are the days that are forecast the rain haha! Such is my luck and living on the North East coast always seems to be against us. I'm still plodding on inbetween rain patches on my front garden project. Half is now dug over so that's at least something!! 

My back garden however!! It just lacks colour still. I recently bought a fabulous Gazania, a fiery red Celosia, a ruby red Dahlia and a fuchsia. 2 of these have been destroyed by those pesky slugs they seem really fussy (contrary to certain beliefs!) There is plants that are just getting to bud & some look they still have some way to go! What's that saying 'Patience is a virtue' keeps niggling away but I'm so eager for colour to happen to lift the greeness up (maybe the sun dance needs to be done more) it's making me feel a little deflated. I wonder if it's because I am a new amateur gardener so working out what plants can carry over in the seasons to keep some colour going. (Any suggestions in the comments section greatly appreciated!) 

I'm trying to keep the momentum going and working out my next steps as to growing from seeds/cuttings etc. My problem is when I have an idea or a vision I'm like a dog with a bone and I can't let go  !! Maybe that's another learning curve along this gardening journey.

Ps: Us Brits wouldn't be Brits if we weren't hankering on about the weather lol! It's blamed for EVERYTHING 😂
Until next time 

N xx 

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

It's become an ADDICTION!!

Hey guys! So it's been a few weeks since my first gardening post and I would like to say a huge thankyou for the support and taking time to read it! (Over 500 views 😱 Amazing!) 

I've been a busy little bee that I'm just managing to sit here now to get this one up for you all. This gardening malarkey has turned into a real addiction! Forget itchy feet I have a serious case of itchy hands and not being able to sit hehe! So I pottered and done baskets and little pots with all my lovely plants I'd grown sucessfully from seeds! (Such a proud mummy!)

Mixed Verbena, Trailing Petunia & Fuchsia. Little vintage pots from B&M. Baskets my own recycled      

I seem to be on the look out for the next thing I can do. So began the front garden major overhaul! It's in dire straits and an old idea that half happened and never really got finished is now being turned into something else. Originally I was having a driveway but I never put the car on it. So now I'm closing it all back in and toying with built in raised beds. With a nice bench! The other side is been dug over and borders popped back in but this now all needs re conditioning ready for phase 2 of planting!! (The nicer part) my hands have been sore & blistered and my back full of aches and pains but there is something massively satisfying about watching the progress already by my own fair hands and watching an idea become a reality! It's super therapeutic too, completely de stressing and uber rewarding! What is there not to like about gardening!

Front Garden 2 parts before: One driveway failure in process of being killed off and the other side that was neglected

Front garden phase 1 in progress. Borders back in and started to clear out the soil

So there you have it my last few weeks have been all about this biggest admission!!!!!!!!! 

Hello my name is Nichola and I am a garden addict 😊

Until next time 

N xx