The first cut of 2012!

Well today saw the grass get it’s first cut of 2012. Mr Mac had been trying to put it off for as long as possible. One reason was that we had some serious moss treatment done at the end of last year and wanted to give the grass a chance to grow. However, the main reason the grass had not been cut before now is that after the gale force winds in December and then January the grass was littered with broken twigs and branches and it was my job to pick them up!

Job now done. Back now very sore. Grass cut and looking good I have to say.

If we ever need to buy anything from the garden centre we try to do it on a Wednesday. The reason for this? Dougal’s Discount Wednesday – 10% off all purchases.

Off we went with a list and back we came with more seed compost, seeds for my hanging baskets and maris piper seed potatoes.

I had forgotten about my hanging baskets and have not actually planted anything appropriate. So after a quick look at some seed catalogues I decided on Monopsis, Nicotiana and Trailing Petunia. What I actually bought was pale pink Dascia and fuschia pink Trailing Petunia. The baskets will hang along the “blue wall” I hope to create so hopefully will provide a lovely contrast.

I also decided to pot on my 6 courgette plants. They had been getting quite comfy in the house but 2 of them were starting to keel over! They have now been rehomed and relocated to the greenhouse. I just hope they are still upright in the morning.

Check the size of the tuber on this!



Mr Mac decided to relocate a peony rose which was impeding progress of his new path network. Check the size of the tuber!




4 responses to “The first cut of 2012!

  1. Josephine Murphy

    this is aunty Josephine from Co Dublin hownice to read your blog I have now ready my vegetable patch and I hope to sow lettuce cabbage and spinach if weather is week. To keep pots from cracking we stand them on slabs of white aerofoil and that does the trick. Will talk again later

  2. Josephine Murphy

    I am enjoying reading your tips on the garden I love pottering myself. We must have a chat soon love to you all jo.

    • I’m really glad you’re enjoying it! We have only been here for 4 years this summer and there is an awful lot to do. It is a steep learning curve going from a concrete patio to half an acre so if anyone can learn from my mistakes along the way I’ll have saved someone some trouble. I also hope others can help point me in the right direction as I don’t have much common sense! Take care and love to everyone. Fiona

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