Tuesday, 8 May 2012

mams garden at start

We have been down to see mam today for her birthday and to tell her what I have planned, i have taken some pictures of her garden as it was on arrival and then a few more at the end of the day with some of the pots planted up.

grass hasnt been cut for weeks as it has been too wet to do so, which is good as now I can actually what is there ( he strims everything that grows) but he is trying to help lol

Some of the broken path and two large fir tree I have found an astilbe mam says she cant recall what colour it is as it usually gets cut down before it has a chance.

lilac trees lots of them the black plastic is to try and stop me growing

lots of this creeper in various places around garden Mam likes it but would prefere it a little more contained

A clematis about 16 years old it has pulled the trellising down, it is now very woody I have put a couple of pots of compost at the bottom and will try to start off a few cutting with the new growth.

some blue bells and snow drops mam says and lot of growth but not so many flowers again because they are often cut down before they flower also found a Grannies bonnet ? she had forgot that she had, she thinks there is some daff here too ?  another creeping plant that has a blue ? flower

two  ?????????   against the fence with a rush  growing in the middle of one !
a few blue bells,

 a close up but i dont know what it is

Third from right against the fence A weigela ( a fav of mine) this one will be kept and on the left those are nettles !!!! and a tree stump in the forground  

and  a closer look Hmmmm what will i do with this stump  it used to be a fir tree

A close up of the nettles along fence

this wall is the front boundary which is really unsafe the blocks are just crumbling, most of the street have replaced theirs already, i have wooden fencing that will match the neighbours on both sides ( but not as tall)

there is a kind of rockery ? nettles lots, weeds lots, rocks a few some creeper (same as front door ) and crocosmia that pops up here there and every ! mam would like to keep some but contain it. 

a rose bush amongst nettle and more crocosmia on side where the fir trees are by the gate, so this is the front garden this morning.


  1. You have a big heart and a large task but if weather is with you its going to be fantastic.

    Can the wall be painted or fence be painted.

    Be great if you could get the tree stump out Kaz and have some of your pots in centre.

    Its really going to look great just hope chappy does not cut everything.

  2. Wondering how you MIL's garden has turned out Kaz?

    Are you going to do a progress blog ?