Ruby and Tango

Ruby and Tango
Me 'n' Ruby and of course Tango

Monday, 12 May 2014

Busy in the garden

Had a busy day in the garden the other day; I've got a patch at the bottom end that has got some Lleylandii, they've been up for some twenty years now they're lookig a bit tattered, they get a sharp blast of wind down there and I'm afraid a lot of the foliage is scorched beyond repair, so I will gradually take them out.
The piece of lawn in front doesn't fare much better so I decided to dig it up and gravel it.
It was a good day for that sort of chore, not too hot, it isn't a big piece, and I wanted it in line with the other bit, like a mirror image. Zak likes to park himself where he won't be missed or ignored.
I've almost finished it but unfortunately the rain stopped me doing anymore for now, also I need more gravel
It will have to wait for a few days as I'm busy'
I bought a couple of Spotted Laurel to go at the back to help cover the fence, the plants already in there will help when they've grown.
My Azalea, it's starting to go over, but it  has been especially nice this year
Here are a few more pics of bits and pieces around the garden
London Pride or Nancy Pretty
Solomon's Seal or Jacob's ladder
It's difficult to buy this old plant as it's gone out of favour. I bought this Solomon at a boot sale, I like it's simplicity and it comes back yearly.
Maybe you'll remember I started this rough bit / These are a few of my pots by the back gate
last year, the shrubs are starting to show now.
Ruby hiding
Zak not hiding

This WAS a Chrysanthemum till the slugs and snails got it

Thank you for visiting and please come back, Arlene, Tango and Ruby


  1. Your garden area will be lovely when you are finished. xx

  2. The results of all you labors will be wonderful to see. Already it looks great.

    1. Well thank you Terry and Beth, it's what you'd call a 'bitty' garden, so many bits and pieces here and there, so I have to try and work on one area at a time. It's a whole lot better than when I came here.

  3. Busy lady sorry to see those poor flowers munched ..maybe beer is due for a weekend treat for the slugs.
    Enjoy your weekend and I hope you are well after your fall Arlene .
    Hugs Sheila x


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