We've been busy in the garden! At last the cabin is fully and properly painted and the Georgian window bars are now on too. ;o)
The blue masking tape was an absolute nightmare to remove though. It had been on for months and I did wonder whether it would be a problem. It's easier to scrape the paint off the windows than remove this tape. So we are going to remove the little that's on the inside and clean the interior window and door frames up when finished with painting.
My main cottage garden has been planted up too. The new top soil arrived plus sacks of compost and well rotted horse manure has been added (mainly the roses and other gross feeders).
Firstly we sorted all the plants out into colours. There is a colour scheme throughout the garden, you won't find any yellow or red etc., here...only shades of pinks, purple's, lilac, blues, creams and white.
Making sure the soil was fully firm is very important, as it is it will still sink down..so it's a case of topping it up.
With the soil flattened and level...sorting what goes where needs to be done!
The plants (mostly perennials) were sorted out into colour groups and then their final height sizes.
The first of the Georgian window bars goes on..
The roses positions were sorted out first..
We sat all the plants in their prospective new homes!
More Georgian window bars go on too! lol
A day after planting. It will take at least 2 years for this garden to look more mature (it's 5 years for a fully matured looking garden). Mistakes are always made and losses too are inevitable. These can be moved and replaced. I plan on adding some annual plants..some are on order as we speak and some seeds too, this is to help bulk out and add to the cottage garden theme.
One of the window boxes that my Dad has made, it needs its back and also a top edge to finish it off. They will be pink! I already have the plants that are being hardened off so they can come outside all the time when the weather is warmer.
All the Georgian bars are on!
It's settling down today...
The side garden is not completed yet. I need more compost and manure before it can be planted up! The other smaller garden up by the other fence also needs to be completed, all the plants have been bought though.
All we need now is lots of good weather! lol :o))
I hope you don’t mind my ramblings and madness! :o))