I was out in the garden just after 7am on Tuesday and managed to get the soil moved into the new garden. It's still not finished yet as I have to buy more edging. I was disappointed with the quality of soil/compost mix I got. It was full of weeds, and information stakes that come with plants, even a plastic pot and some netting. I called the garden centre and the owner told me that they make their own compost and that it's normal to find that sort of thing in their compost??? Remind me not to order soil from there again............
Anyhow, I am planting Gladioli and another annual that I can't for the life of me remember the name in that garden bed. Here is a link to a photo of the plant, it's the second photo the tall red plant.
I managed to get more grass cut before it got too hot. Dd is coming over today, so she is going to start on the field for me.
We picked up these Emerald Cedars on sale this weekend. There are ten of them and I want to plant them on the north west side of the property to eventually make a wind break from the winter winds. We are hoping to achieve this screening before we die, that is why we picked up four foot plants not little baby ones!! I am willing to plant them a little further apart to alow them to fill in naturally, as on the internet they reccomend them being planted at least two feet from the trunk. I was thinking closer to four feet apart? I'll see, when I get them all set out.
The heat is forcing all the irises to bloom:
I finally got around to putting lemon juice on my quilt block to see if I can get rid of the scorch marks;
I just looked at it, and the scorch marks seem to be a bit lighter, so have put some more lemon juice on it.