Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Winter gardening

Even though the soil is cold and very wet, it is not time to be idle in the garden.  I try to do as much as I can on sunny days (when I'm not raking up leaves...hehehe) and I'm excited to see some pretty blooms as soon as the weather warms up again in August/September.

I love Violas, Pansies and Nemesia for a bit of colour in winter.  Here I used an old bread tin (with holes punched in the bottom for drainage) for my winter blooms.

I keep all sorts of recyclable containers; an up-cycled food tin is a good "home" for my succulents.

Old garden furniture can make for wonderful planters. I am excited to see the "Forget Me Not" in full bloom in this old chair.

Old telephone directory pages used for a seedling "tray". It's too cold yet but these little guys look rather happy in their little "pot" for now. See more pictures of this kind of container here.

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