Harvesting the garden path….

Having freed up the pot which originally housed my fir tree last night, I decided to put the bay tree in its place today. And this time I watered the pot it was in first so that it would come out without a struggle!

I also remembered to put some stones in the bottom of the pot  the bay tree was to go in before filling it with compost…. And there are still plenty of them on what used to be the garden path. So they might as well be put to good use elsewhere, thereby also clearing that patch of ground a bit more as well πŸ™‚

Another plant which definitely needed rehousing was a geranium my dad gave me a few weeks back. It’s been sitting on my kitchen windowsill ever since, looking very pretty – and now looks very nice on the patio. I think I’ll leave it there to give that area a bit of colour, as surely we are unlikely to get anymore frost now?!


Whilst I had the compost out and another pot cleaned and waiting, I decided to pot on one of my aubergine seedlings. Last year, I bought a packet of seeds – there was just one in the packet and I  thought this must be because they were very expensive – but the result was nada. This year, for the same price, I’ve got tons of seeds and so far six have germinated. The seedling that’s just been repotted will have to come back inside though as I doubt it would thrive on the patio….

Β© Helen Butt, May 2014

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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9 Responses to Harvesting the garden path….

  1. Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Lovely post and thank you for sharing

  2. lucky you for having a bay leaf tree. they don’t survive the winter here but for the first time I saw one for sale at the garden centre this year. I should have picked one up!

  3. Catherine C says:

    Beautiful combination of colour, Helen.and hope it was better than giving birth this time πŸ™‚
    I have relocated and come out of hiding to start blogging again here…

    • Hi Cath, I’m sorry I haven’t been able to follow your blog yet – my daughter hogs the laptop and I don’t know how to follow across platforms on my phone. Thanks for giving me the link, anyway.

      As for today’s gardening efforts, thankfully I was able to sit down most of the time πŸ™‚

      Thanks for the compliment re the colour conbination. I look forward to seeing more colour in my garden from now on!

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