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Thursday, 3 March 2016

Autumn.

You know it's going to be a good day when it starts off like this.....
(When I say spur of the moment decision, I mean it.  Henry is still in his PJ's, which my I say he is totally rocking!  I was not intendung to do anything other then school run on this particular morning.)

After a spur of the moment trip to my local nursery I came home with a box of hardy flowers to plant in a little garden bed near the table and chairs.  Salvias, lavender, and a few other bits and bobs.  I love Salvias for our climate.  Hardy, pretty, low maintenance, and a huge varieties available, a winner all round!

So after a couple of hours working in the garden, this bed is beginning to look lovely.  I just need Grant to help with a little paved area so the dogs and the children can access the fountain for a splash without trampling my garden.  I have marked and dug out the area for the paving, I'm just terrible at laying it.

I find the best way to garden with dogs and children is to create spaces that they can access in a way that will encourage them to stay off the bits you don't want them on.  I find roses are a useful deterrent in garden beds to stop them creating a habit of running across a bed, If I see a habbit forming I don't want then buying (or moving if you have one available) a decent sized bush rose has saved more then one bed in the past!  Also buying plants bigger helps, which is less affordable but in the long run saves us money.  Then they can see them with ease they tend to avoid them.  Planting densely helps also.  Temporarily fencing with chicken wire can be useful though our boarder collie will simply jump over is he wants too.  The best deterrent I have found is accommodating garden design I must say!


Yes, the first day of Autumn has been and gone and what a way to celebrate!  Im looking forard to this season and the milder changes it brings thats for sure.

Much love,
Emma
xx

6 comments:

  1. I love that little garden space, it should look lovely when the plants fill in a bit.
    I'm looking forward to some cooler weather too.

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    1. Thankyou! Yes they are a bit small still, I hope they get a chance to fill out, Time for a rose I think. ;) The fat lab already smashed one, goodness she is a big lazy lump! ;)

      xx

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  2. Very nice, Emma and will look great when finished. I think we are all looking forward to the cooler months.

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    1. Thanks Chel! I'm sure we will all be moaning when it's cold and wet!! Lol! I won't have a wood fire this year, it will be very strange to be without one!
      Xx

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  3. I agree, roll on autumn...cos that means winter is just around the corner which is really good I've had enough of the heat.
    The garden is looking great, you have greener thumbs than me :)
    Cassandra xx

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    1. I know, its so much nicer to work outside in winter/autumn!

      And I have not kept them alive yet Cassandra. I wouldnt bet on it! ;)

      xx

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