boots were required footwear as I spent the better part of the day mucking about in the dirt.
I just finished rinsing them off as they were caked with mud.
Did I mention that I am a really messy gardener?
There is no way I can stay clean...dirt smears on my face and arms.
I wear gloves but I somehow still get dirt under my nails...
I clean up fine afterwards when I come inside.
I often wonder what the neighbours who walk by and stop to chat must think.
They must be amused by my state of dress.
I garden in Yoga Capri's and a Tee shirt.
Socks and Boots!
I worked out front of our Humble Bungalow today...
I was focusing on a bed that has had a massive cull of weeds...
well they are not weeds exactly they are just behaving like weeds.
Invasive euphorbia and dog violets.
Both are on my "naughty list."
This bed is a bit of a mixed bag...
once the weeds were removed and a few random pieces of slate there was a lot of bare spaces.
Original plants are:
Japanese Red Maple planted in a pot
Eryngium (Sea Holly)
Boxwood Hedge on one side
Rose (placed on the boulevard for free)
Ground cover the name escapes me
pot filled with spurge and a hosta
Blue Fescue grasses
Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker) with lime green flowers
a variegated spurge
All of these are reported to be deer resistant plants.
The bees love it!
Black Mondo Grass with a lime green rock plant.
Sum and Substance Hosta Boxwood in urn
Hydrangea and Gertrude Jekyll Rose in background.
Lily of the Valley (used as a ground cover)
McCartney Rose (on the left)
Jude the Obscure David Austin Rose (on the right)
on pergola Constance Spry David Austin Rose
Area at head of the gravel driveway
Potted Hens and Chicks
Mr. HB printed off a garden plan and we have been discussing some of the options to reduce the time spent toiling in the garden in order to leave some time to actually sit and enjoy the space!
On his list is a green house which we plan to have installed so that we can grow tomatoes and a few veggies.
The overhaul of the lawn is probably the biggest job and will make a huge difference.
We plan to grass in most of the north side yard behind the gate in the back and fill in many of the beds and redo the entire back lawn and remove a few other beds.
Anyways those plans are a bit off in the future.
So I must content myself with small improvements that I can do by myself until I can find a strong garden helper.
I must close for now and prepare dinner...
I've worked up quite an appetite with all the digging and planting today.
We are indulging in a seldom served treat...
BBQ Beef Burgers with coleslaw.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog...
I appreciate you stopping by The Humble Bungalow.