Monday, April 28, 2014

Weeding....and what a difference a year makes!

This time last year my garden was undergoing a major make-over........I was spending some time weeding over the weekend and was prompted to look back on the photos I took last year when the garden was just finished to see what the difference was to now......I must admit I didn't realise how much everything had grown!

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I have never been a "gardener" so this is the perfect garden for me....some water now and then and not too much upkeep!  The weeds are easy to keep under control as well - a couple of hours here and there and they are gone!  I think they found a new home in the pebbled driveway though and the pebbles were being drowned in a sea of green....I decided spraying would be the best option at this stage so over Easter I did that.....then (because I am impatient and spraying doesn't work instantly) I realised that dead weeds would be just as annoying for me  to look at as live weeds, so I started weeding the driveway!  I always find big tasks are easier if they are broken down into smaller sections....a bit like climbing a hill, it seems easier if you look just a couple of steps ahead instead of at the entire hill.....so that's how I "attacked" it.......and after a few sessions it was done...a weed free driveway!  I was very pleased with it!  and it was great "thinking time"......No doubt the weeds will come back, but I am thinking I might start saving for a concrete driveway!
 
'til next time.......Lorraine

11 comments:

Me and My Stitches said...

Wow - that is a huge difference! Can't believe how much the trees have grown!

Michelle said...

I too can't believe how much the trees have grown!!!! Do they block much sun?
Michelle

Amanda said...

Amazing tree growth they must like the position

Cardygirl said...

Looks so nice...you must value those shady trees!

Susan said...

Wow. You obviously made the right planting choices, everything is growing so well. I know what you mean about weeding......I'd rather pull them out than look at dead weeds too. My garden is far bigger than my abilities as a gardener, it takes a lot to keep it all under control.

shez said...

wow its looking fantastic Loz,its a real credit to you,hope you have a lovely day my friend.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Its a lovely garden...

Jo in TAS said...

Doesn't time fly! Your garden is looking very lush now x

Shay said...

I cant believe how much those trees have grown!

Your driveway didn't look all that bad. I would have left those weeds to die , crumble and blow away. You're a better woman than I am!

Lounging with a Latte said...

I love looking back on garden photos to see how much plants develop, your garden is amazing how much everything has grown. What type of trees are they?

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