First Flowers……

So the project had all the hard work done – phew!!!!

Now the really fun part – choosing plants. 

Funds have paid a massive part of the plants that have so far, but I quite like being resourceful.

At the end of that first summer my lovely late father in law gave me 5 pots of sweet williams that he had and not used, or so he said knowing him he grew them specially.

Sweet Williams such cute wee flowers, grow easily in the Highland climate and survive some harsh winters.

My father in law is sadly no longer with us but these little flowers make me smile – happy memories!









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Today’s Find……

Today, has been totally mad, trying to catch up on lawn mowing jobs whilst we have a break from the wet weather.

One garden needed a good tidy up but shocked at the kids bike they left behind.  It;s a lovely wee mountain bike in good condition and having had a little nose around it cost a fortune, hmmmm oh well I am sure I can find it a loving home!

Love that feeling though of leaving a nice tidy garden – very satisfying.

Also need to find a man with some ladders who might be kind enough to help me with a job too!!!

Now a hot bath, glass of wine and chill!!!

Happy days










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The Project – Two levels

So the Garden got the Required Two Levels

Two Levels !

So the shed fully erected and treated left us with a big pile of mud.  It snowed and rained and as much as I wished for the dirt fairies to come and remove the excess soil it didn’t happen.  The complete garden was going to work best on two levels and as funds were tight we had to be resourceful.

We luckily managed to get hold of some railway sleepers FOC and with a little help from a friend we managed to put in a retaining wall around the shed and then across the width of the garden and some old steps were reused too.

The next week or so were spent moving, sifting and levelling soil.  And the more it dried out the more walked into the house.  I love gardens and plants but constant dust was horrible.  But sure gave me the incentive to level the ground so that we could finally lay the turf.

Any of you who have ever laid turf know that the key to a successful lawn is the prepartion involved in the soil.

So the pic today is of the completed garden with lawn(covered in snow), the sleepers acting as the wall complete with steps.

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The Shed!!!

The Shed!!!

Well I am sure it was meant to be a shed and not another wee house!!!!

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The “Muddy” Blank Canvass

So barely any weeds left but all that mud – mmmm!!!!!!

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My Project!

I have always had an interest in gardening, brought up with it and have a real passion for roses and herbs.  I imagine every gardeners dream is to start with a blank canvass and I got just that opportunity three and half years ago.

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Basic Garderners

Debs is a passionate gardener and helps friends and neighbours with gardens.  So Debs has also set up Basic Gardeners in the Inverness/Nairn Area.

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I think you will agree the hourly rate is amazing!

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