Friday, 20 May 2022

A Lovely Bit of Gardening

I have been completing some online surveys to raise a bit of extra cash and received a £10 M & S voucher this week as well as a £2 loyalty points one from their credit card (which I hardly ever use) We took a trip to the store and got two fresh salmon ready meals, a box of biscuits for cheese and a bottle of beer for G.  For £12 spent elsewhere I could have got more for my money but the vouchers meant that I got them all FREE 👍 and the bonus is.....I don't have to cook tonight! 😁



On our way back I wanted to post a letter.  I've never used this box before but it certainly made me smile 😃  ......



G has been concentrating on doing something nice with the new garden, so most of our spare cash has been spent on making a pot bed beside the garage where it gets a lot of sun.  He got this shelf unit from work for the princely sum of 50p.  We don't think it will last a long time outside but it's worth the risk for displaying our new succulents this summer.....




This is the pot bed.  G laid down some edging to keep the gravel in, took off the grass, laid weed suppressing membrane and covered it with gravel.  I really like it and it will be even better as we add pots of flowers during the next few weeks.  And I'm looking forward to seeing the roses flower this year as we brought them from the last house in quite a bedraggled state!  The big pot to the right of centre needs to be emptied and the plants split and re-done but G will do that next week hopefully.  I have a pot of strawberries to the far right and some lettuces hanging in the pot on the little fence to the left of the photo......


The weather is threatening rain today so I suppose we can't go very far but I do need a bit of a walk as I didn't sleep very well last night and feel thoroughly sluggish.  

Take care x

7 comments:

  1. The pots look lovely. What is the pretty pink flower in the little pot at the front, please?

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    1. Hi Angela, it's a saxifrage or saxifraga and flowers year after year. We brought it with us in our house move.

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  2. How lovely to be able to treat yourselves to a ready meal, a snack, and a drink for G with the vouchers and loyalty points!
    I really like your pot bed and the new shelf unit for the succulents!

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    1. Thank you, Bless, the pot bed is filling out nicely and I'll post another photo soon :)

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  3. I love the pot bed. You have such a lovely display of plants and the shelf for your new succulents is perfect and quite unusual.

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    1. Thank you, Beverley, I'm really pleased with how it's all looking now :)

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  4. The Pot Bed is a brilliant idea and looks wonderful.

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