Wednesday, July 25, 2012
So yesterday, Tuesday, was quite a hot and sunny day! I really made a lot of progress in the yard. And later, stuffed my little Echo car to the maximum with 3 large garden bags, the paper kind .. stuffed to the gills with cuttings.
I even had two of them in the passenger seat, I love to use every bit of space in my car. Then, in the back (I have the hatchback version) I stowed one more garden bag, full to the brim, plus 4 large Rubbermaid totes and 4 smaller ones. I can really pack things into my little car … it is a wonderful vehicle. Holds almost as much as a small truck.
I love using the car for a garden vehicle, tarps lining the interior, then when all the garden waste is taken to the Saanich yard for composting, I neatly pack everything away and all is back to normal, kind of nice and tidy.
Oh, how I love the spaciousness of the side yard now … and so will work on adding some hardy perennials in the foreground .. and leave lots of space for the cedars to fill out and grow tall. they are nearly to the top of the fence and with the magical EM mixture, it won’t take them long to grow even higher.
I see that there are a few cedars that will need to be dug up and moved over a little bit. Plus one Bay tree that will have to be moved, so that it will have lots of space to grow and fill out.
Oh, gardening is so much fun. Always changes to be done. Plants to move around. Trimming to be done.
I find that sometimes I work hard for hours, without stopping and other times are just perfect for dreaming away, planning changes. A balance it seems.
So yesterday I found myself being swept away in tidying up .. we’ve recently (I use the Royal “we” .. when really I mean DH, ha ha ha) installed new fence panels at one side of the yard .. and so there are lots of old fence boards that need to be sorted and piled up, ready to be reinstalled around the panels of the 3 remaining sides of the fence.
I have no idea how I started that chore, but start I did and spent a few hours sorting, piling, tidying, sweeping .. quite impressive, really. I am so full of surprises.
Yesterday was a lovely day .. so I’ve posted some pictures taken on Monday. Showing the “gently shoved aside by the giant Buddleia” cedars. And the open spaces behind and in front of the cedars. I’ll post pics in a month and I can only wonder at the growth that will take place as a result of the EM .. which I definitely will apply tomorrow.
The plentiful raspberry plants are now resting quietly in a large garden pot … I’ve decided to keep them and to establish a few more garden beds. Fresh raspberries are just plain fun to have in the yard. Plus, they add lots of greenery.
Oh, it’s been a fun few days in the garden and tomorrow I plan to start the day in the garden very early and to finish planting the potted plants. Including Rosemary and Lavender.
Plus, you know, time to relax and study the lay of the land. Dream. Watch the birds.