Monday, September 14, 2009

I did it!

After weeks of planning to work in my garden, I eventually did on Saturday!  I woke up bright and early!  The sky was full of clouds and rain looked promising!  Our gardener, Justice arrived - he didn't pitch up last week-end :( so I had him mow the lawn first, just in case it rained!  Ha!  Within half an hour of me getting back from the nursery, the sun was belting down and all signs of cloud had vanished!

200 Begonia seedlings later ...
A face-lift to my fairy garden - who all  looked very chuffed!
Why, the bright new colours of spring are bound to provide excellent camouflage
Just look at the bright, green colours as the leaves bounce back to life.
Guess, what's in bloom?  My Bancshire Roses - not for long, which makes me sad, but they make the garden look SO pretty!  I wish they'd flower all summer long!
Aren't they the prettiest?
Now I have a question for all you gardeners out there.  I bought 4 new Clivias and they look stunning.  I do have some in another spot in my garden and I was wondering - do they mind be transplanted?
Our pool is chrystal clear!  All we need now are the spring rains and we're on our way!
By nearly 5 pm I had finished!  I sat under the tree on our little bench and looked at my hard work!  I smelt the smell of freshly turned soil, the whisper of Honeysuckle still in the air!  My hands ached from turning the fork, and my arms were scratched from cutting away dead leaves and tidying up old branches!  My feet were dry from mud and water and I could feel the coolness of the wet lawn and beds!  I climbed into a hot shower - the water beat upon my sunburnt back - and it felt great!  Every ache, every twitch - it was SO worth it!


Jeanette said...

You can move the clivias. I did. I heard that they don't flower the season you move them, but mine did.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

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Love Bears All Things said...

Well you were busy weren't you. I know you're as anxious to have the flowers growing as I am when it is Spring here. Mine are very leggy at this time. I'm not doing anything to them because soon it will be time to cut them down and plant the Pansies that do well in Winter here.
Sorry, I do not know that particular flower but if it has a bulb or rhizome, it should transplant alright. I'm not sure about the time of year you would do it there.
Mama Bear

Avril said...

200 begonias!! WOW!!! What a wonderful show you'll have!!!!!
Working in the garden is so rewarding!! All aches and pains and dirty fingernails are nothing compared to the satisfaction once the job is done!!
Looking forward to seeing updates!

Firefly said...

I really need to get some time to climb into my garden and fix it up before summer. *sigh* Now to only find the time somewhere.

Corey~living and loving said...

WOW! good work. Your garden is so very pretty. :)

pam said...

I love your fairy garden. Your pool looks so inviting! Spring is in the air, fall is here in ON.