Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Adding some colour

Since we moved into this house just over a year ago, I have disliked the little flower bed around the tree outside our front window. The white stones you can see in the photo below were a thick layer around the tree, until I got stuck in yesterday and pulled out the heather that was there and lifted most of the stones. This morning, having decided it was time to do something with the flowerbed, I went out to the garden centre with Mum and Dad. I bought another roll of edging (seen in the photo above) to replace the section that had broken/rotted away. I also bought some pansies and violas. Lovely splashes of colour!! I couldn't wait to get started.
Dad came round after lunch and did the hard work for me (thank you Dad!). He put in the new edging and then I could add a couple of bags of compost.
We stamped it down and in the photo above Dad was leveling off the compost before we set about placing the plants around the base of the tree until we were happy with the positions.
This is what it looks like now. I'm so looking foward to seeing these grow and having a lovely splash of colour outside our window.
So much nicer than white stones! I'm happy!!


  1. So much nicer, Rhona. I didn't realise just how big that area was but it will be shown to advantage when the pansies all spread out. A lovely end to the morning out. xxx

  2. Very pretty!!
    Finally got myself a blog so you you can have a look at my photos and things :)
    Might be a slow start though :P

  3. I love pansies and violas. I just put a pot of them on our front porch. They survived the two inches of snow we got the next day. Hardy little flowers!