Gardening: June’s Garden

It’s been a very productive time here in my garden and I’ve had to fight with these recent gusty and persisting winds of late, but that has stopped my gardening not one little bit.

My Dad kindly built my greenhouse a couple of weeks ago, whilst these winds were blowing and I’m surprised we didn’t blow away with the screens. Now we need to get a water-butt to save the rainwater to use on young plants as tap water is apparently too harsh for them, plus it’s better for the environment and our pocket long-term.

the new and welcome addition to our garden

Another addition to our garden is the hanging baskets that I did at Edinburgh Councils’ Plant Department down at the Inch on a small workshop.  Janice, our teacher talked us through making a basket and container, told us money-saving tips and kept us right.

There were lots of plants to choose from i.e. Trailing Lobelia, fuchsias, begonias, Salvia and so much more it was quite hard to choose and scale down!  It’s amazing how many plants you can pack into a hanging baskets but a rule of thumb is if you have a basket of lets say 12 inches then you can get 12 plants in and the same for 8 inch basket which would hold 8 plants.

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So many plants to choose from!
So many plants to choose from!

This wasn’t my first workshop here at the inch as I’ve been to the hanging basket & containers before and also the a Christmas wreath workshop.  Both of which I really enjoyed as you can take the items home and enjoy them.

The Finished hanging baskets
The Finished hanging baskets
The Finished Containers
The Finished Containers
Hanging baskets a week later ...
Hanging baskets a week later …
Flourishing a week later too!
Flourishing a week later too!
More hanging baskets for the front using the plant surplus
More hanging baskets for the front using the plant surplus
Use plastic pots to invert into the chimney pots that we inherited with the house.
Used plastic pots to insert into the chimney pots that we inherited with the house.

Prices for the Basket & Container Workshop was £23 which I think is pretty reasonable considering you get a hanging basket, container, compost, water pellets, feed and, of course, the most important part – the plants!  On top of that you get tea/coffee and a biscuit or two.

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