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This year Summer in the UK has been cold or wet or wet and cold.  That being said I was determined to make some headway in the garden. With the whole house to fully renovate it is hard to find time, energy or money for the garden but I wanted to try and do something so that next summer some plants would have had a chance to bed in and hopefully we can enjoy some family time with a few flowers. Everything in the garden was overgrown and full of thorns, not very child friendly so we stripped it back to virtually nothing which has been a much harder and longer task than either of envisaged. Note to self heavy landscaping is tough!
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What I did manage to clear from weeds and ivy was an area under the birch tree that was ripe to be a rockery. So when we had a sunny day, I got overly excited and went to buy alpines. By the time we got them home the rain clouds were already looming so I had to work fast.
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It is best if you play about with the placement of the plants whilst they are still in the pots so you can see how they will look.
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I made sure that I checked the labels to make sure those that needed full sun were in the right place. I needed to add compost to some of the spaces, especially those around the base of the tree.
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Once everything was in place I gave them a good drink, then 4 hours later the heavens opened and I wished I hadn’t.
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I even placed some heather around the other side of the tree which look silly so far apart but fingers crossed they will take and spread out.
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August 30, 2016

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