I was reading the usual 6 on Saturday posts which I love and Thomas posted about his 6 favourite garden successes of 2017. I thought I would join in too! The weather here in Wiltshire is very stormy with high winds and lashing rain so plans to start digging out the new pond will have to wait!
If you have not joined in with 6 on Saturday before you can find out more from its creator, The Propagator Blog.
1. My number one this year has to be Creating the Rose garden.
It was such hard work as we did all the work ourselves as well as working full-time and having family commitments but we are so pleased with it!
2. The old apple tree.
This old tree produced so much fruit this year that I am still eating apple sauce!
I have read that the apple harvest wasn’t that good this year but it was in the old house garden and we only have one tree! Advice needed here actually; do I prune an old apple tree? Many branches are crossed over and intertwined with each other. Thanks in advance!
3. My Cottage border
We only added this border in the Spring 2015 nd it was glorious in 2017! I added lots of manure and mulch in March (such beautiful alliteration!) which produced lots of blooms all the way until November. I shall be doing the same again this year. I also added kitchen ingredients.
4. The old bird bath
We found this in the old house garden and so incorporated it into the Rose garden. It was so heavy! It took 4 of us to lever it onto its side and then we had to roll it into place. It is mounted on bricks to raise it slightly. I love it!
5. The plant stand
I bought this to brighten up the patio. You can read about my plant choices
6. Now for my favourite plant. This was tricky as there were so many that I loved!
I have to choose this gorgeous Acer that I found looking very neglected in a garden centre for about £25 in March 2017. Look at it in October! It adds so much colour and looks glorious!
I’ve really enjoyed looking back at the year in the old house garden! I hope you have too.
#MyGloriousGardens will start again March and I hope you will join me. Happy new Year to you all lovely gardening people. 😍
A blog about my life in The Old House, a mum to teenagers, a primary school teacher and my passion for gardening.