And productive too
The day started very foggy but it soon turned into a beautiful sunny day
Sheets on the line
And I got stuck in
The back gardens had suffered.
They were all overgrown with weeds and there were dead plants everywhere
With a little, lots! Of help from terry I upended the bigger pots and cleaned them out
If any potting mix could be saved. But mostly it was all old and needed to go
Full of weeds that had matted and it was just too hard to clear them out
We weeded and pruned and pulled out all the plants that could be saved
And got myself a clean slate
Once that was cleaned up off I went to bunings with hubby
I got six bags of potting mix
Lots of punnets of seedlings
And home again to begin
This was one I saved. I emptied the pot. Saved the plant and repotted
I rejuvenated the soil in these and planted them with cuttings I had taken last year.
Well not the middle one. I bought that one. It was white. I don’t have any white
Pig face type plants.
But the ones on either side I grew over winter.
Seedlings were planted in these pots after removing the dead plants and most of the potting mix. I mixed in new
Potting mix and planted them out
This was the worst. I’m actually sorry I didn’t take a before shot.
Then you would see just how much work was done here
But it’s looking much better now.
Tubs were topped up with more potting mix
Plants were saved if they had to come out to get the weeds out
Yup. It was that bad, and replanted
All finished pots then got a cover of mulch to help keep them from drying out over summer
And well watered in.
The next couple of days it’s going to be warm but then we will get another lot of cold and rainy days
Which is fine. They will all need the water
I still have many pots I need to fill and plant out
But I’ve run out of potting mix
And I’m pooped
I’ll leave that for tomorrow
I’ll get another dose of vitamin D
It was lovely to be outside and busy
Hope you can get to spend a little while outside too
See ya xxx