And so it begins…

This blog will share the highs and lows of part-time pottering in the garden. There’ll be ponderings, rejoicings, mutterings and reflectings (as well as the odd made up word). There’ll probably also be the odd plea for a bit of gardening advice. So…

Ponderings: Should I get some grit? Monty and Carol seem to sware by the stuff.

Rejoicings: After rationing what little water was left in the water butt to top up the wildlife pond over the past few weeks (syphoning the shower water for the pots and seedlings) it’s now full after a day of rain yesterday.

Mutterings: After a day of rain yesterday, the slugs and snails were out in force last night and have made up for lost time and found the phloxes and one of the lupins.

Reflectings: I really should have pruned the Prunus cerasifera ‘Hessei’ straight after flowering in March as it seems bigger than ever. Is it really a Prunus cerasifera ‘Hessei’? It already seems a fair bit bigger than 2m by 2m (the supposed maximum height and width after 20 years, and it can’t be more than 10 years old yet). Also, has this reflecting become more of a pondering?

Plea for gardening advice: has anyone else got a Prunus cerasifera ‘Hessei’ and is it bigger than 2m by 2m?!


3 thoughts on “And so it begins…

  1. Wow! I had no idea you are a newbie like me. Awesome.
    How are you enjoying blogging so far? I wish I had advice to give but unfortunately I don’t have that Prunus or advice to give. Your garden looks beautiful though.
    Love the name and you’re absolutely right.. There is always room for another plant… And another plant lover. Welcome.


    1. Thanks Nat. I dabbled with blogging a few years ago (a Neighbours blog) but I thought I’d start again. This Six on Saturday is a great idea.

      The prunus worries me every year! The garden is starting to take off again. But the builders are in on Tuesday for a week and I’m a bit worried what state the garden will be in by the end! I’m tempted to move the vulnerable trample worthy plants before they start work.

      Your garden looks great and I’m enjoying your blogs. I had no idea you were new to it.

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      1. Being mistaken as ‘old hat’ to blogging is a compliment. Thanks 😊. Arrgh builders and gardens don’t mix. I hope your plants are ok.


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