Good morning everyone, how was your weekend? A happy one I hope!
After a fun evening out with friends on Friday evening, it was 'action stations' in the garden the rest of the weekend. In fact, apart from our recent lovely ski break, it has been 'action stations' for a few weeks now! We are determined to get on top of all the weeds before they set in, and have been hard at work doing this, and then mulching every bed in sight with huge deliveries of compost. Not a girl's ideal pampering, glamorous weekend….but hey, it has to be done! I am looking forward to getting all this finished, so I can concentrate on the more creative and aesthetic side of gardening!
However, we took a little break from this first thing on Saturday morning, when we visited the first of several much anticipated sales at a local wholesale nursery. Having had the investment of creating a two acre formal garden from scratch over the last five years from basically a car park and paddocks on a former equestrian sight, these sales have been invaluable to us…..especially when it comes to beautiful but expensive topiary!
Any of you who love boxwood, will know how addictive it can become. Once you start to edge beds with box hedging, punctuate areas with a box ball here and another one there, anywhere else in the garden without any just looks bare and unfinished….and before you know it, you have a full on addiction!
A number of box balls immediately made their way on to my trolley….
While my husband who is nicknamed 'Tree Man' in the family, made a beeline for some more fruit trees for the orchard.
In past sales, we have bought beautiful Rhododendrons, trays of Lavender, various hedging plants and trees, all at fantastic prices….
So, did I manage to control myself?
Well not too bad for me (although others would disagree!) but it did get to the point where there was no way that eighteen box balls and four trees were going to fit in the car, so the lovely nursery owners kindly delivered my 'treasure' on Saturday evening….
Now forget the backbreaking weeding and mulching…. this is my kind of gardening! The kind to set my heart aflutter, and want to create a beautiful 'picture' in a new area of the garden…..
Does anyone else share my passion?
I would love to hear!
Wishing you a very happy start to the week!