Sunday, 19 April 2015

Rockery redo and a bit on the plot.

So the weekend as usual hasn't gone exactly as planned. I did manage to get the ground looking lovely and the new potatoes in so that is one weight off my mind.

As usual I have planted my favourite 'Nicola' potatoes but also in the allotment shop I saw some 'Ratta' salad potatoes, I have never seen or heard of these before so I bought ten tubers and put them in the ground too.

Apart from the potatoes  I got some weeds pulled and the bee plot got it's first haircut...I don't have photos of any of that although it isn't that exciting anyway.

I also tackled the rockery in the garden...it had started to resemble a jungle,


rockery jungle
rockery jungle
As you can see from the photo above three plants had taken over and there was no definition left and an awful lot of weeds...however just an hour later....

rockery, rockery plants.
A rockery with room for more alpines.
Don't you think it looks so much better?? Today I did intend to get a bit more done up the allotment it has been so cold that I decided to give it a miss so instead we popped down to Homebase to get some much needed compost, some shallots that I want to have a go at growing this year and some alpines for the rockery. 

The shallots that I found at homebase all had one or two in the bags that were rotting so I asked at the till for some money off and got the bags at half price so I was quite pleased with that.

The rockery plants were put straight in...I probably should have remembered the names but really can't...I just hope they grow well and add a little more colour over the summer.

Apart from that not much has happened over the weekend although we did dog sit today for our neighbour...Eva has Labradoodle (Basically a golden Labrador, standard poodle x) who isn't quite a year old. 

Labradoodle Suny and Collie/Shepherd Trojan
Suny and Trojan
Suny is a good boy and him and Trojan get on really well.

Suny and Trojan playing in the garden
Suny and Trojan playing in the garden
So even though it has been a chilly day and I didn't get to the allotment we have had some fun with the animals and it has been nice to relax for a bit.

Hope you have all had a good weekend too.
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16 comments:

  1. I like your rockery garden. You did a good job tidying it. There seem to be some great alpine plants reasonable priced in the garden centres - I always find them tempting to buy.

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    1. I do love alpines...there are such a wild variety available and it is nice that they give you some greenery all year round.

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  2. I try to never make plans any more since I rarely end up following them. Your rockery looks great after you cleaned it up. If I had one it would look like the first picture. I'm so not good at keeping up with things like that

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    1. Yeah I know what you mean about plans Ann.

      Lol on how your rockery would look!!

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  3. Suny looks like a stuffed animal toy. I much prefer Trojan's eyes. :)

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    1. Suny really does look like a stuffed toy doesn't he..lol. I too prefer Tro's eyes too..but of course I am totally biased!

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  4. Love Trojan, garden looks good & it's nice to have some relaxation with the dogs rather than have to rush around & work, almost as enjoyable as plotting

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    1. I Love Trojan too and yes it is wonderful to just spend quality time with him.

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  5. I haven't got a rock garden, but do like alpines so usually get one or two when at the garden centre. It's good you checked the bags of shallots and got some money off. Glad you had a relaxing weekend.

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  6. Dear Tanya,
    Sweet puppies! They look like real cuddlers! Thank you for visiting my Sunday post.
    Anna

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    1. I could cuddle those puppies all day...and they would let me!

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  7. I think the rockery looked good in jungle mode too, but I agree it looks much better now.

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    1. I guess the jungle was okay....but because I let it go so badly some of the other plants got smothered and died.

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  8. The rockery is looking good. We had a. good day at the plot yesterday - Monday.and hope for another today. Well done on the discounted purchase,

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    1. Thanks Sue..I am getting some plotting done...hopefully will have pics to prove it soon.

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