I started on our first proper garden bed. ( There's a temp one for some plants that will eventually be moved near it) the weather isn't exactly perfect for gardening but I've been itching to get started and finally the retaining wall guy finished the last section of wall at the front of the house. ( I think we should have one more block but never mind perhaps he can add that when we eventually bring him back to do the other side of the house. I planted 18 dwarf abelias along the edge of the retaining wall. I'm going to have to go and get another punnet of 6 as I ran out.
First I started by digging in some of the soil conditioner and garden mix into the builders sand pad and then added more as I dug each section for the plants themselves. I plan to grab some wood chips to mulch near each plant when I go to the nursery tomorrow to buy the extra punnet of abelias.
I still have to dig the rest of the soil conditioner into the rest of the bed. The bed is about 10 m long by 3m wide. Once its done i'll water in some molasses.
As you can see from the photo's this little bed is only the start of a huge garden production that will be a number of years in the making. Took a trip to the nursery today to find out they don't reopen until next week. Hopefully they will have more stock. I'm about half way through digging in the soil conditioner. It's a bit warm to finish atm and seeing as I'm not used to physical work I'm doing a small bit each day. I really need to dig it in further but this is just to make a start on the bed and then I'll use some more to increase the percentage of soil improved soil when I actually plant my roses and other plants.
Just a couple of pictures of my lovely dietes and rhoeos to give Fu apoplexy. No flowers today although there were heaps y 2 days ago. and bound to be more tomorrow. The rhoeos are only there for the moment as I moved them from their original location when i was expecting the soil and limestock blocks to arrive and didn't want them crushed.
Found this at the local Thrifty link hardware store and I quite like it. Any comment on them Fu?