Saturday, 3 June 2017

My garden right now: Chelsea Fringe edition 2017 #mymardenrightnow


When I took part in My Garden Right Now back in March, my garden was all in pots as we were about to move house. Well, we have moved house, but as we are renting for a year, most of garden remains potty!

Because I have the chronic illness ME, which hasn't been good in recent months, I don't have much energy to garden. I needed to set up my temporary garden in a way that made it easiest to manage. I've done this by laying down some permeable membrane, topped with woodchips/bark, in one section of the garden. This keeps most of the watering, an energy-consuming job, confined to one area. When we leave, we will lay down some turf to restore that area to the way in which we found it.

I also have a small display area for my alpines.

My gardener and I restored the one border that did exist (it was filled with weeds), but again, I've kept most things in pots, except for some herbs and strawberries, which I will gift to the future renters.


So that's my temporary garden right now.

And finally, this is me in my slippers. Coz sometimes it's just nice to wander around and enjoy the plants in the garden, before heading back to bed to rest again. 


I'd love to see your garden right now. Leave a comment with a link below and I'll come and visit!

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Thanks to Michelle for continuing this project, this time as part of the Chelsea Fringe. Visit Michelle's blog for links to other gardens right now. And check out the hashtag on Twitter: #mygardenrightnow

13 comments :

  1. You have a pretty garden! What are the pink blooms?
    Hope you are having a good week-end

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    1. If you mean the ones in the 2nd photos, that Aquilegia. One of the few plants that were here when I arrived. The bees love it.

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  2. Lovely plants. I gardened in pots for years in a tiny London patch but was lucky enough to finally be able to plant it all out 6 years ago when we moved to our current home. Hope you get that opportunity soon :)

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  3. You've made your temporary garden beautifully your own. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Even though you've got a temporary garden, you're still making your mark Gwenfar, such a transformation since the last time I had a proper look. I love your alpine display, such a cheap and cheerful solution with the same impact as those posh shelves we see in the magazines. Thanks for finding the energy to take part and to be such a great supporter and visitor to everyone else today :)

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    1. I confess I got the idea of the alpine display from Helen over at The Patient Gardener a couple of years ago. It really is a cheap & cheerful solution :)

      Thanks for running this event again. It's a great idea and I love popping in to see other people's gardens.

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  5. The weed control fabric is a godsend we use it a lot on the allotment to help us keep on top of things. How long will you be in your present home? Whatever you have certainly made it an attractive place.

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    1. We expect to move in the 1st half of 2018. So a while longer living in pots.

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  6. You are a brave one to be renting and having a garden in pots. It looks very nice garden. The next renters will thank you for the strawberries.

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    1. I think everyone should have some strawberries and herbs :)

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  7. I think it looks super lovely. Well done, great job despite all obstacles!

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