Monday, April 20, 2015

A shady seating area…

I've been working on a seating area to escape the late afternoon heat . The east facing side of the shed seemed the perfect spot.
So,  last summer I did a bit of aggressive tree and old shrub removal and left it till now.
You can just make out the two chairs in the top left corner.

A closer look 

Here we are , the new shady seating area . 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A favorite...

Rosa chinensis 'Angel rose' must be my favorite seedling ever !  

Monday, April 13, 2015

Another Bonsai...

Or should I say another Keshiki Bonsai attempt. This maple I saved from certain death by mower or strimmer .                                                                                                                                                     I plucked it out of the ground on my walk. No, it wasn't in someones yard.  Just a sort of a no-man's land road side situation .
A bit of sniping of roots and sniping of most of the branches . In this tiny pot it went , with a scraping of driveway moss. and a few grains of gravel .

Friday, April 10, 2015

It's Friday…Hot cross buns

We needed a tasty treat , after hauling gravel all day !

Monday, April 6, 2015

Weeding, seedlings and more..

I've spent the fine weather days out pulling out huge clumps of clover .                                                                                                  The clover that happily lived in the lawn all these years .  Now that the lawn in no more , I thought the clover should go as well , or at least most of it.
Now we are ready for new planting. So, hurry up little seedlings .

The new expanded shade garden is filling in .
I've been digging up and spreading things out . The fence area is looking bare.  I did pull out all the old shrubs last summer. Maybe the Rubus lineatus and Saulaman Seal will fill it in a bit for now. I hope so. I hate to see the fence.

All the seedlings are ticking along ,                                                                                                                                                     I've pricked them out and repotted the little spindly ones ( which was all of them). stuck them right back down to their leafy collars. All we need is HEAT .                                                                                                                                            These will all go into my new planting area. I've got : Erigeron , Echinacea pallia, Gypsophila pacifica, Sunset foxgloves,Sanguisorbia , Salvis Greggi and a few more things... I can't remember .                                                                  Will they bloom this year?