Yesterday, the weatherman did promise a fairly good day albeit a little dull.
Well, I shouldn't complain... days like this are too far in between and long overdue.
Anyways, last weekend while browsing the garden centre, I bought a few pots of sedum and alpine plants for the rockeries. The rock garden at home was looking a bit tired and in need of some makeover
Some sedum were grouped into a pot and topped with some decorative aggregates.
The rockeries at the backyard after given a major makeover.
Weeds were pulled out and some dead heathers were given the trim
As usual, Lolita will be keeping me company
Elsa came home from school early today for a change, if not, she will always be in either soccer practises, cheerleading or god knows what else...
Next on my gardening agenda, was the front garden rockery
The dwarf rhododendron is doing very well after getting a good pruning last year from yours truly and her amazing pair of secateurs; there's something evil about my secauters - whilst using it, often, I become a woman possessed and go on a prune-crazy frenzy! It always ends tragically...
In the meantime .... can't wait for these buds to open up
These are the plants I planted last year, and they seem to be thriving. Me happy!!
Planted these rows of Agapanthus bulb in March this year.
Hopefully, I get to see them flowering
The rockery after the makeover...
Saxifraga and sedum seem to be doing very well;
others like pansies, primulas and hostas don't fare too well this year 'round.
My theory (err... if any) is that since we had a fairly mild winter followed by the extremely wet early spring, there is now a massive population explosion of slugs in my garden
Last year, we brought in Lolita to bring down the number of rabbits in the garden, looks like this year Lolita need to learn to snuff out those slugs to earn her keep or else ... just kidding!!
Just checking....no slugs there... just a bumble bee...