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Pots Of Fun

Almost a year and a half ago the living room window fell out, after no small amount of faff someone came to repair it yesterday. I decided to get out of the way and in to the garden. 

I didn't want to start something big in case the window guys needed me for something, so I chose a mini project that had been on the list for quite a while, I refreshed the pots that live in the pebbled area. They'd just been left to get on with it, so after a couple of years they were looking pretty shabby. 



It ended up being a slightly bigger job than anticipated, I thought I'd just be putting extra grit on top, but it turned out that there was more moss than plant in some cases, and more roots than anything else. I ended up covering the path with quite a pile of waste for the compost bin. 


Plants were untangled, I rescued a couple of tiny pieces of mint and a few chives that were swamped by weeds. The helpful arrows are for chive location!


Dan has been a big help recently, he's been sorting and sifting the former lawn that's just been stacked up at the bottom of the garden for a couple of years, it's broken down beautifully and was great for refilling the pots. 


Speaking of home improvements, does anyone remember the new bathroom that was being fitted a couple of months ago? There's a reason I haven't posted any "after" pictures! 

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  1. Blimey! That must be the longest wait in history for a repair man to come!

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    1. Ha! We only started looking for a repair company recently, the rest of the time we've just remembered not to open the window!

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  2. Oh no-that doesn’t sound too good. Well done on the plant pot refresh.

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    1. Yes, the latest alarming turn of events is that they may need to cut a hole in the kitchen ceiling in order to access the space under the shower. Not a popular option, we may end up just removing the walk in shower and having a bath put back in.

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  3. The job was worth the effort, the pots definitely look much better. Always have to dig a bit of moss and roots out of mine and it always takes longer than I think, but once they're done that's it for another year. xx

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    1. Now we're over the worst of the gardening it feels like any time spent out there seems worthwhile.

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  4. its great to have your own compost, you know that there are no bad chemicals in it.

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    1. You're right. I need to empty the compost bins and get the mixture right then I can start using that too.

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  5. I spent the day in my garden as well. Refilling pots, replanting, and just getting things in order for the summer. Still have weeding to do, but the flowers must be potted first.

    You did a great job on the pots.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks Jackie. It feels so positive to get things into pots, weeding is ongoing, but at least the pots will look pretty in the meantime!

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  6. A great job on the pots, very often a bigger job than anticipated. We haven't got our compost yet but a start has been made.

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    1. Thanks. It's always good to get started isn't it, I'm not much of a gardener so getting out there and doing anything is a positive step!

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  7. I am about a third of the way through dealing with my pots and planters. Quite a few are beyond rescue but enough of them are overfull so I may end up with the same number. I lost my Oregano. common Thyme and Lemon Thyme in the second batch of snow and frost so have set seeds in the hope of raising enough to make a bigger herb garden. fingers crossed that your bathroom issues get resolved faster than the window.

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    1. Thank you, the plumbers are dealing with the bathroom supplier as they believe we are under guarantee so should receive a replacement free of charge.

      I lost a few herbs in the bad weather too, but I'm glad to see the sage made it through, as it looked very forlorn at one point. It would be great if you did have enough to fill your pots with plants you already have, it won't be long before things are looking their best.

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