On Saturday we purchased 3/4 of a cube (cubic metre) of composted bark mulch. Wow, that was a lot of mulch for $48! I'm not a fan of pine bark, especially on cottagey gardens, but this is very fine in texture.
Firstly, I weeded every garden bed which took me a while as I'd had very little time to spend in the garden lately.
Above is the "before" and the "after" is below. The freesias blooming down the side of the driveway at the moment are so beautifully fragrant. The tall, pale blue ixias at the back will be out soon.
Above (before) and below (after) of the bed out the front where I have just planted my dahlias. That's garlic growing along the back. It is such a dry area so I'm hoping the mulch will help.
Before and after of my hydrangea bed. They're cuttings from last year and I'm excited to see flower buds appearing. Yes, I know I should really pick them off so the plant grows more but we'll just see...
Before and after of the new-ish bed out the back. The stock and spring bulbs are out and there's cornflowers, foxgloves and hollyhocks on the way. Excitement plus!
Before and after of the bottom part of the same bed as above. I'm trying to be patient while my new roses grow here. I can't wait to see them.
Phew, that was a lot of work! It now looks so neat and tidy but boy, did I have lots of sore muscles!
Look at these cute fellows that came home with me the other day. Such a beautiful pale blue with dark purple. Sweet!
Hope you all are having a nice week xx