Friday, 2 April 2010

And the winner is .............

Thank you for taking the time to send me photos and comments about your gardens. The winner is Jo at The Goodlife for adding a very small pond in her border to attract wildlife and beneficial insects into the garden. Well done Jo, please send me your address via email and I'll send your packet of goodies to you.


I will be posting a new competition in April so watch this space.












I had a busy afternoon in the garden today and took some of my own advice and planted a new hedge and moved a small Acer tree down the side of my pond (well Ian's pond!). I chose Ilex because it looks a bit like a Bay but it's a holly and also Cornus Alba because the stems are a lovely colour in the winter. I moved the tree last year to extend my veg patch and it had to be moved to its permanent place today. Lots of rain and very muddy pair of wellies later all planted. I just need to add some new bark chippings and tidy up a bit, probably do that on Sunday.

Enjoy your Easter weekend. Amanda x

6 comments:

Jo said...

Oooh, thank you. I will let you have my address. Glad you managed to get something done in the garden, the weather here was typical for Good Friday, rain, rain and more rain.

eight by six said...

Thanks Jo, I've received your address via email. Will post of your goodies early next week. Enjoy your Easter egg hunt tomorrow.

The Sunroom said...

Hi Amanda,

Just pooping in to say 'Happy Easter' and to ask advice. I really want to grow watercress this year but don't have a river running through my garden :-( I had thought to plant it up in an old belfast sink and just keep it water sodden - do you think this would work? Any suggestions would be really helpful.

Thank you :-)

Green Lane Allotments said...

Well done Jo

Green Lane Allotments said...

Sunroom.
We have watercress growing in our pond. Didn't plant it - it just arrived.I suppose the pump gives a bit of a current but not much.

It took us ages to be sure it WAS watercress so we didn't actually eat it. Now we are sure it is but still aren't eating it - it just seems odd to eat stuff from the fishpond!

The problem is that it is very invasive.

eight by six said...

Hi Aileen
It's not something I was familar with so I looked it up for you. You could try this link,have a Happy Easter. http://grow-herbs.net/growing_watercress.php