We have repaired the small fish pond. And the water has been turned on. So nice to see and hear the splashing of water. No fish, and no water plants yet. Still, I'm thrilled that progress has been made.
All the posts have been put in. And about half of the fence panels have been put up. Just a few more days of work will be needed to complete the fence around the new vegetable garden area. Then all my yummy veggies will be protected from the deer.
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The main rose garden has been mulched. The corner garden has been mulched.
The walking garden, no. The east garden, no. I've done a lot of mulching, but there is still a lot left to do.
But, look! Do you see the mulched area beyond the arbor? It's a brand new area! I can't wait to get it planted.
Of course, the areas that have been mulched were also weeded. And even though all of the east garden has not been completely mulched, it has been (mostly) weeded. Just a little more work to do there, and a little bit of weeding left in the walking garden. Doesn't sound too bad!
Repairing. Fencing. Mulching. Weeding. They all sound like progress to me! I hope you're making a lot of progress in your garden, too.
I'm joining Helen at The Patient Gardener for End of Month View.
Beautiful! I've just started trying roses here in zone 9. I can't wait 'til next year when they're in the ground!ReplyDelete
Good luck with your roses. I hope they do well for you!Delete
Hi Holley. The garden is really hopping! Is your fence six feet high? Deer can jump eight feet, but unlikely if they cannot see what is on the other side, which your fence looks to prevent. The roses are looking very healthy. I wish they would grow well in our climate, but it is nice to see them when I travel or on blogs. I see them in Canada, but there is a lot of maintenance to them and the sprinklers are always on.ReplyDelete
My fence is only four feet high. I know the deer could jump it if they wanted, but I don't think they well (fingers crossed). We had a 3 ft. wire fence around the smaller vegetable plot, and they never tried to get in. So, I'm hoping they will just move along when they see this fence, too. I just didn't want then to be able to graze as they were passing by!Delete
How exciting to have a new area to plant up - and a deer-proof vege garden!ReplyDelete
My new area is very exciting to me. It looks a bit awkward when looking at it through the arbor, but I think it really does help tie in the entire space there. And I'm so glad my peas and beans are now protected!Delete
Glad you kept the pond, your garden is looking fabulous. It must be great to have new planting areas, your garden is so much larger than mine, I don't have to much to blog about.ReplyDelete
I'm actually glad I kept the pond, too. It would be easier to take it out and put something with no maintenance there, but I do love it. As for blogging, no matter how large or small a garden is, there are always times when one feels like nothing is going on - then all of a sudden, a new bud or a new bloom, or a new shoot, or the foliage looks fabulous, or, well, something is going on in the garden, no matter the size of it!Delete
Love the new veggie garden! I keep a huge Microsoft word document on my computer of everything that needs to be done and love deleting everything I've accomplished, even if it's really small. It looks like you've been really busy. The garden looks great! :o)ReplyDelete
The list sounds like something I should try. Maybe it would help me to remember to trim my Asian Jasmine - somehow I always seem to forget to do that until it has taken over everything!Delete
Sounds like progress to me too! A lot of progress, although you seem to have missed herding animals and skinning deer hides : )ReplyDelete
I'm making a lot of progress too, although nothing as big as the fences you are installing or repairing your waterworks. Feels good to see things shape up in the garden!
It does feel good. I know that the weather here will be very hot soon, but I've really enjoyed the cooler spring we've been having - it's been nice to get out there and do some work!Delete
What a beautiful place you have there!!!!!! Cant wait to get mine atleast somewhat laid out.ReplyDelete
Mine just kind of evolved. I started with one area, then that led to another area, then another, and another!Delete
Lots of progress! Good with everything that can be ticked off the list :-) Wonder what you are going to plant in your new area, more roses? My veggie garden is done too, 4 window boxes! I said I was going to start small!ReplyDelete
You are going to be surprised - and maybe shocked - but I am not going to plant one rose in the new area! :O I'll reveal all later! I started small with my veggie garden, too. If I had started with it this large, I would have ripped it all out! Starting small is smart.Delete
You've sure been busy! Of course, you know the more new areas you add, the more..... well anyway it looks really nice. I haven't qualified for a pond yet, but maybe this will be the year. I always love adding new areas, but then when I'm so far behind do I really need more to do? (this wonderful reasoning hasn't stopped me yet, but someday...)ReplyDelete
I know, I know. More work for me! My husband tells me to quit making more new areas, but there are just a few more that I think I need! (Need, not want.) ;)Delete
Great progress Holley! Your garden is looking faboo! Good for you! I've been galavanting to plant sales every Saturdy (my only day off) so my garden chores are way behind where they usually are at this time of year.ReplyDelete
And due to the cool spring we've been having, my garden chores are actually getting done! Usually it turns so hot here so fast, chores don't get finished until autumn! :0Delete
Lucky you, with a brand new area to plant! Everything is looking wonderful.ReplyDelete
I'm so excited about it. I still haven't found all the plants that I want to plant in there yet, but hopefully I'll be able to soon.Delete
There are so many garden chores on the list at this time of year. It seems you are getting to most of them. I still have some left to finish, but I hope to enjoy the garden soon.ReplyDelete
It would be so nice to be finished and be able to sit and just enjoy. Maybe I'll actually be able to do that this year! At least, that's my dream.Delete
I think it's so lovely that you have a fish pond in the garden. All the splashing and movement of water and life in it...ReplyDelete
Yes, I really like the pond, and am glad we repaired it. I had really been dreading it, but it turned out to be not as bad as I thought. I just hope it doesn't crack again!Delete
Isn't it great to be able to tick jobs off a list, you've been really busy and the garden is looking great! I'm especially looking forward to seeing the progress of your new veggie garden.ReplyDelete
I planted late this year, and thought the vegetable garden would be a total failure, but since we've had such a cool spring, in retrospect, I think I ended up planting at just the right time!Delete
Nice to see your garden progress Holley, and so many too, yay and well done! And double yay for the pond running again :)ReplyDelete
No fish yet, but hopefully soon! I am actually much more thrilled about the pond being back on then I thought I would be. Nothing like the sound of splashing water!Delete
Lots of work done so far and the new fence looks good and will be wonderful preventing the deer.ReplyDelete
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The deer here are not too aggressive, but if it is easy pickings, they will eat it! I think the fence will be fine, although it looks a bit odd to us, since we are not used to seeing any type of solid barrier in the garden.Delete
You are really making some great progress on some big chores! Your vege garden area is so nice and neat...whoever built that fence sure did a nice job of getting it even. I have been doing some mulching a little at a time (as you say, weeding the area, then mulching.) However, we just had a huge storm and the rain pushed all the mulch I'd just down. You can see where the "waves" of water left it....such hard work and now I have to start over. I'm excited to see what you do with your new area.ReplyDelete
Oh, so sorry to hear that about your mulch! I think that happened to me one year. So frustrating!Delete
A lot of work and progress, Holley!ReplyDelete
I love your pond, love the sound of water as well. You have a fence now, I did the same. I think the bigger fence the better neighbors.
My fence is only for the deer, though. But perhaps they will become better neighbors, and not be such freeloaders!Delete
You did a lot of gardenwork! It is so exciting you have still an area which is empty, so great fun to buy new plants. I should like to have some empty spots, but my garden is fully booked.ReplyDelete
My garden is getting full, and it's hard to have to resist buying all the plants I want. I find I have to squeeze them into little spots now, so I'm glad to have a new area in which to buy lots of plants!Delete
I am exhausted reading about all your projects. I just finished the initial spring clean up and the weeding is starting soon...so far behindReplyDelete
I don't think you're so far behind, Donna. Spring started late this year!Delete
Wow! You are motivating! You have lots done and I love seeing the photos of your pond and your new veggie area. Although gardens are amazing when they are old and well established, there is something about a brand new garden area and I also just love! You have quite a few new areas coming on board! Can't wait to see more...ReplyDelete
I do love new areas, and seeing all the plants starting to take off. But part of my garden is actually becoming a bit overgrown - funny how it seems it's never 'just right', no matter the age of the bed!Delete
Hurrah for checking items off the garden to-do list! Mulching can be a big job when you have a big garden, especially if there are new beds. But new beds are fun because you can buy new plants.ReplyDelete
Mulching is a big job here, and one I sometimes don't finish. I'm really trying to get to every bed this year!Delete
Completion in the garden doesn't exist I think! I do love the word progress though, it hits just the right mark. and surely you have been making excellent progress.ReplyDelete
I think you're right that completion doesn't exit in the garden! There's always something to do!Delete
I remember the posts of a Pond Farewell and the Gazebo...I am glad you opted to repair...my pond looks so horrible right now...I have to clean it and the pump and a million other things..a bit overwhelming..I am glad to see someone is making better headway than I.ReplyDelete
Still contemplating about the gazebo. It does become a bit overwhelming in the spring to realize that everything - and I mean everything - needs to be done, and it all needs to be done all at once!Delete
I'm pround of your work there, Holley. :-)ReplyDelete
I'm always impressed when I see pictures of the arbor and the wide garden/woodland you have there, it doesn't look like part of the same garden if I think of the small pond at the front (?) of the house, more formal and neat, somehow. I'm thrilled to see how the new bedding will evolve.
I have weeds more than knee high, yesterday (it was bank holiday here) we started pulling them away to free some 1 year old roses that were suffocating... Still a lot to do.
I know that the consensus in garden design is to have the formal areas near the house, becoming less informal away from it. I am not sure I've achieved that goal, but perhaps one day when I have completed all that is in my mind. :)Delete
It is true that the cooler weather has allowed us to "catch up" more than usual. Usually it seems we're scrambling to beat-the-heat.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you kept your water feature. I'm sure the water sound and movement with continue to bring you enjoyment in your garden.
I'm curious to see what's going to be in the new garden. How fun to have a new project!
The cooler weather has really been pleasant this year. As much as I complain about the possible freezes coming through, I have really enjoyed the mild days. It will soon be unbearably hot, I'm afraid, and oh, how I wish I would be finished with all my chores by then! Not sure that will happen, but one can always dream!Delete
You are making a lot of progress and I am jealous. The nursery takes all my time in the spring and chores don't get done.ReplyDelete
I can't imagine having to run a nursery in addition to having all the spring chores to do, too! One would have to suffer, naturally. There's only 24 hours in a day!Delete
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Congratulations on so much progress! The possibilities of the new area must be so exciting. It's exciting for me, even, anticipating some lovely and interesting future posts from one of my favorite garden bloggers!ReplyDelete
How sweet! I am very excited about the new area. I hope to get it planted out in the next few weeks (I'm having a hard time finding one plant I really want.) Of course, the plants will be tiny, but I can't wait to show it off in a reveal post!Delete
I can definitely see progress! That fence will make a big difference. Really neat pond.ReplyDelete
I think the fence will be great. Unfortunately, I won't be able to see my veggies growing unless I actually step into the vegetable garden area. I will have to make a point of it to check on all my veggies now.Delete
You certainly have been busy Holley! The fence is a huge project, but won't it be nice to have your garden protected when it is done. I have started weeding and am struggling not to feel overwhelmed. I also have repairs to make to the landscape cloth under my paths. (The dogs are super hard on landscape cloth!) Have a great weekend gardening!ReplyDelete
I always feel a bit overwhelmed in spring. It's been nice that the weather has actually been good to work out in this year. Usually I feel like summer hits before I'm halfway done with my spring chores!Delete
Glad for your progress - me, not much, but I did water like I do some area, most days! Lighting repair is next. I had forgotten about your fish pond - it's nice just seeing the moving water and the surrounding plantings.ReplyDelete
I wish I had some great lighting in my garden. But that would be another project! I'm happy to have the fish pond repaired - I had really considered giving it up. Maybe next time it starts leaking!Delete
Is that the arbor that blew over in a storm?ReplyDelete
No, it was the gazebo that blew over. It's still down. :(Delete