Monday, 28 May 2018

Another One Of My Gardens.

We made this garden last summer.  Number one son cleared and levelled and broke rock with his digger.  He also laid the round patio whilst I laboured on him.

The lawn, paths, borders and planting were carried out by yours truly.  Even the perennials were divided and they cost us nothing.  Just our time.

You can see dark green patches in the bottom picture.  That's the Nettle garden tea fertilizer.  I am very pleased with it.  The stench in the barrel of decomposing nettles and water is on the list of bad country smellls.  It's probably in my top three along with slurry and broiler house smell.

I noticed a patch of clover the other day.  Apparently they grow where there is not much nitrogen.  I quite like daisies and clover.  I think the Nettle brew will give the lawn the nitrogen it requires.




13 comments:

  1. I hope no. 1 son was rewarded with appropriate liquid refreshment.

    At long last, my Irish Garden, or at least a tiny bit of it, can be seen. I had lots of flowers but they've all died back now.

    Just the roses left for the summer. Pink, red and white. But they're not in the photos.

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    1. Hi Gwil. Just left a comment on your blog.

      Could I suggest you get a few plant pots and fill them with compost and bedding plants. You can add water crystals to the compost. They expand and you don't need to water them so much. The instant bedding plant colour will extend your colour through summer.

      Number one son did and does get his cans of cider rewards.

      Thanks for joining in and showing us your garden Gwil.

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  2. Looks pretty neat that, Dave. You did a good job between the two of you.

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  3. Thanks Rachel. Gardening is like painting or drawing. Just different easels and different canvas and tools instead of brushes to paint our pictures.

    Do you like the blue and white colour we painted the houses Rachel? You would think we were City fans. Thanks!


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    1. Yes, I do like the blue and white. It looks very Mediterranean or is it Portuguese? It looks like the colour reflects the light well looking out to the hills.

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    2. I know you have an eye for colour Rachel. Thats why I asked you. Most houses in this part of Ireland are rendered and painted. We thought it was a seaside colour and reminds of the Algarve and Cornwall.

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  4. It looks very peaceful and just right for a spot of sunbathing.

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  5. Thanks Valerie. There is a nice view of the bay from this garden.

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  6. What a lovely stretch of 'proper' lawn. We have a 'lawn' as well, but it is recycling itself into a hay field of shoulder high grass. I do keep trying to get it scythed so that we can run the lawnmower over it, but it keeps raining which encourages the grass I have cut to regrow itself!

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  7. Thanks Vera. If you enlarge the pictures you will see the perennials in the borders. If you lived near me I would give you some of them. I am mowing and strimming our lawns every week at the moment. The hedges are growing crazy too. Thanks!

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  8. Nice job Dave. The second photo looks like the garden is nestled in the hillside. What is the stone building used for. Is it very old?

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  9. Thanks Philip. Yes we live next to Rocky Hill land and overlooking the sea. The stone building is called the milk house. Years ago it was thatched and the fresh milk was kept in the cold stone building. Now we use it for a storage shed for tools....

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