So, today it is my turn to show you around our garden. I love spending time in the garden, especially our front garden as it is a complete sun trap for most of the day. Sometimes mum wishes our front garden was round the back, but then it wouldn't be our front garden then and I wouldn't be able to watch the people walking past.
Mum planted some Red Star Cordyline plants in with the Ribes, flowering red current to protect it from the rather strong winds we get. While mum has put the Ribes against a warm sunny wall, strong winds can sometimes burn the leaves of the Ribes. In the black pot is a Trailing Annabel Fuschia that managed to survive the snows to come back this spring. It was the only one that did, so much couldn't bring herself to throw it out, so repotted it.
Mum also planted another Red Star Cordyline, some mixed Violas and some white Trailing Lobelia. Under my close snoopervision of course (the cordyline looks a bit lopsided in this picture, but mum straightened it up as soon as I pointed out her mistake). Notice the cool cat and dog ornaments?
To go with the Violas in the pot with the cordyline mum also got some Viola hanging baskets. They take a lot of looking after, you have to water them lots as they dry out quickly and you must remember to pick off the dead and dying flower heads if you want them to flower through until the summer. I snoppervise all watering and dead heading activities in the garden. Sometimes I even try to catch the water coming out of the watering can. Next week we will show you how out Cat Mint Wheelbarrow is coming on.
Here is a picture of Mrs Blue Tit who is nesting with her family under the guttering on the fornt of our house. Mum says that it is typical Mrs Blue Tit has decided to nest there as mum has provided several bird nest boxes for her to choose from. Silly Tit!
I hope you enjoyed my first gardening post.
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Lola Fannola x