It seems there is plenty of time on our hands to get things done in the garden that would normally be left, but with the whole world in lock down, it seems there is lots of time now. These last two weeks I have worked around the whole garden, digging the soil, removing some invasive plants, which have spread a little too much. Celandine's and Spanish Bluebells, to name a two. The bottom section of the garden was starting to look a bit of a mess. a few years ago I did a bit of work on it, but with working long hours I never did get the chance to finish it properly, so now it is in dire need of a bit of work. The slate is full of weeds, as i didn't use a weed suppressant under it, the fence that i used, is looking worn and has plants growing in it, also there is a huge gap on one of them which you can see in the second picture above. The bricks I used as edging have sunk and need to be levelled out. The beds, again full if weeds and invasive plants.
Looking at the picture below, the slabs i used to hold the soil back are leaning forward, the weight of the soil has pushed it over, so this needs to fixed also. I have already moved some of the slabs to use in other parts of the garden. So to fix it, I have very few materials as I can not go to the shops and buy anything else. So the plan is to, remove the fence, reuse the bricks as edging around the bed to separate the slate. Dig the slabs out that are leaning in the picture below, I have some blocks so I will use them and place the slabs on the top to act as both a barrier and a step down. The beds will also need to be tidied up and many plants removed. There is also a Hosta underneath the bamboo, that will be moved to another part of the garden, as it is not seen where it currently is. Around the base of the greenhouse, are bricks, these allow air to circulate around to try and stop damp, they need to be moved and placed in properly, as they are covered in the small stones in many places.
So to the work, the first item that needs to be done, is the removal of all the weeds in the slate, once that is done, the work will commence on taking the leaning slabs out and replacing them with some blocks...... To be continued.
My name is Jonathan and I enjoy working in my garden in my spare time. I am no professional, just an amateur. My second love is photography, shooting the flowers in my garden and of course sharing them with people who share my passions.