Aug 17, 2013

garden goings on -part 2

So the weekend is here and back to the garden centre goes my packhorse (I mean beloved husband) to pick up 5 more bags of rocks and 2 bags of potting mix.

Here is the under stairs area with now 10 bags of rocks distributed. There are still a couple of bald patches where you can see the weed mat underneath but I didn't dare suggest he go back again today! ;)

All the pots we are using are ones we already own which have been lying untended and unloved in the yard. The focal piece for my plan is this old rubbish bin which was left in the yard when we purchased the house years ago. I couldn't bring myself to throw out this piece of social history and had been dreaming of ways to reuse it.

We'd bought a couple of plants the other day, a ivy geranium and a couple of daisies. Hopefully the spot will be warm enough for them.

And ta dah! The pots laid out and mostly filled. I reused an old aloe vera plant in a pretty blue pot we already had.I want to get a taller statement plant for the bin. Maybe a decorative grass or something for height.

And on the other side I have reused another recycled find. When Guy and I moved into our first unit together I found this old metal bucket in the garage. I planted it up way back then with some cacti and succulents and it's followed ilus from house to house since. It needs a little bit of replanting but it fits well with the metal, blue and green theme I've got going on.

As does the metal 'vase' thingy at the bottom of the stairs which was another old piece which has been languishing under our house.

I filled up the bird feeder with sunflower seeds and our neighbours stopped in straight away for a snack.

And we kicked back for a little snack of our own.

At the top of the stairs is a little landing, this chair was in my nursery when I was a baby. It's a garden chair that my dad found. I made a cushion for it out of plastic fabric. And the enamel bowl underneath I scavenged from my inlaws.

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