Friday, 26 September 2014

Getting Ready For Winter ...

Good Morning!
Okay so maybe the title is a little bit more alarming than it should be! 

Earlier this week I dug up the Dahlia's and Antirrhinum's from the front border as they were looking a bit tired and I wanted to get the Winter Bedding in whilst the ground was still warm to give them a good start.

However there was 1 or 2 Dahlia's that were still looking okay so I popped them into some pots and lined them along the front of the house.

Once all the plants had been pulled out and any debris picked up I gave the ground a quick turn over ready for the new residents!

As always I like to position the plants where they are to go before planting. 
As you can see here at the back of the border will be some Wallflowers and I also planted some dwarf Narcissus bulbs at the same time which will hopefully come up next spring.

These have been joined by a row of Bellis- 'Pomponette' in the middle and some 'Primrose - Rosebud' at the front! I then added a mulch of compost over the top to add some extra nutrients to the soil and also give a neat finishing touch!

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. This looks so tidy for the winter Nat, hope when it springs to life next year you will share...x

  2. Very tidy.... still digging my allotment and bringing home primroses l planted there that the park were composting in spring - each primrose has made babies too so lots of free plants x Susan x

    1. Ooh how lucky for you :) You will have to share some photos! xxx