Well...the pump went on, and then went off again. Apparently, a few hundred people have emailed the powers that be and complained that we are running the waterfall from a large bore hosepipe during the ban. So...just to please the moronic minority, it's now switched off indefinately.
Is the water not recycled Andy? I wouldn't have thought it needed much topping up once it was running ... I'd be inclined to tell the moronic minority that it is self feeding and any additional water it requires comes from a rainwater butt - shall we start an online petition to get it switched back on again?
Twixt optimist and pessimist the difference is droll, the optimist sees the doughnut whilst the pessimist sees the hole
The next phase in the garden is to remove the Cercidyphyllum japonicum in pic 7 and the Chamaecyparis, obtusa nana gracilis in pic 8.
We just felt that that were far too big for their situation and when removed, we will replace with 2 trees of a better habbit somewhere in the garden.
The newly planted herbaceous bank in pic 11 will have around 3,000 tulips planted in the autumn to give some colour before the herbaceous comes up.
We've also applied for a large grant in order to get the pond cleaned out and revamped, the paths re-laid to give the garden better wheelchair and disabled access to the lower garden and the whole southern entrance completely cleared and replanted.
We're hoping to get the chalet done up too so we can have running mains water, a tool shed and i can have an office.
So much work! I was worrying about the work of planting 50 bulbs in my garden this fall and you are talking 3000! Your back must ache at times with all that leaning and digging. It's easy to enjoy the lovely garden, and sometimes we don't think about the countless hours it takes to make it that way! Thank you for making the world more beautiful.
Yeah they are Jilly.....they've all done so well apart from the hollyhocks which have rust. The Chinese lanters have spread everywhere so if you want some !!!!! Grown a load more herbaceous this year which is up the nursery growing at the moment.
So much work! I was worrying about the work of planting 50 bulbs in my garden this fall and you are talking 3000!
That's only the tulips Bobbiek....ive ordered about 12,000 bulbs in all ranging from Daffs to Camassia to anemone to iris to allium. Last year we planted about 5,000 mixed bulbs and the year before we put in 25,000 bluebells !!!!!!!!