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A good day in the garden...

Category: Creating an English Cottage Garden | Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:16 am

Well, the day started out rainy, but it cleared up nicely in the afternoon. After much debate in my mind about putting sod down between the fence and sidewalk, or doing plantings with mulch and river rock border I decided to go with the latter. Purchased petunias, weeded the area and started planting. All in all it turned out nice, if I do say so myself. Harvested the rocks from other areas in the yard where they will not be needed anymore. I ran out of petunias, but can get some more tomorrow. I also purchased hardware to make a gate in the fence, so weather permitting tomorrow will be a work on the fence day. THis project is coming along faster than I anticipated! The next big step after the fence is jackhammering the sidewalk out so the flagstone walkways can be laid. Still deciding on whether to use mortar or plant ground cover in between. I really like the creeping woolly thyme that I put in amongst the stone steps going up the hill in the back yard...

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A semi-productive day.

Category: Creating an English Cottage Garden | Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:20 am

In spite of being sick with a sinus infection I am still drawn to the gardens whenever it is not raining. My efforts to rid the Cottage garden area of maple tree helicopters seems to be in vain. They are the bane of my early summer existence! I found a nice landscaping place and picked up a small load of flagstone to start piecing together my walkways. Hopefully the weather and kids will cooperate tomorrow and I can get some more fence work done.

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progress update

Category: Creating an English Cottage Garden | Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:42 am

I have been working hard over the last couple of months to create the area where my cottage garden will go. First was cutting and removing all of the grass. What a difficult job! After that was done, I created a rock wall planting area around a large birch tree in the yard. Now I am in the process of putting up the white picket fence. Post hole digging is a lot of work. Once the fence is done, the existing sidewalk needs to come out and the flagstone walkways need to go in. If I can get all of this done by fall I will be pleased!

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