A new garden plot

June 16, 2017 — 9 Comments

Like ten years ago, my mother used to have flower beds pretty much everywhere in our small garden, but she eventually just stopped tending to them and let nature take over. The stones around it broke down, the shrubbery grew as tall as our fence and it didn’t look good at all. So one day I told her that she couldn’t just let her garden grow out of control and I helped her getting rid of the weeds and other plants that had taken over. Since the stone edges she used were broken, I had to improvise and found some treated planks that I could use as a border instead. I went to a garden center place to purchase some new plants for her, some nutrient treated soil and compost and helped her put it all together.

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As one of my succulents had gotten too big to fit in a pot that could be in my window sill, I decided to donate it to the garden, letting it have a home in the corner. Hopefully the rain won’t drown it.. I’m really happy with the result though! That spot looked like a total mess and we spent around three hours picking weeds and digging up the dirt to make it good enough for a flower bed. All I have to do now is to make the plank border look a bit better, maybe nail together the corners and find a longer plank so it wont be separated like how it is now.  It’s nice to see how different it can become with just a few hours of work though, I just wish I had taken a photo before so you could see just how bad it was.

I feel like an old woman whenever I talk about gardening, but I guess that’s just how it is, I’m from the countryside after all so it’s probably in my blood, or something like that. Do you enjoy gardening? I really want to get myself a small vegetable garden but I don’t think I could while still having my cats because they eat just about anything..

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9 responses to A new garden plot

  1. 

    My family has a massive garden! It’s a lot of work but it’s totally worth it when everything comes into bloom. I totally know what you mean about feeling like an old woman when talking about gardening because planting and weeding is my favorite way to de-stress.

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      A massive garden sounds great! It truly feels worth it when you see how it transforms throughout the seasons! It really is a great way to de-stress too. Thanks for stopping by xx

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  2. 

    Be careful with the succulent outdoors – I’m concern the rain might drown it. They need so little water – just a LOT of sun!
    I don’t do gardening since I live in a condo but I aspire to one day!

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      I have had many succulents outdoors so i think he will be fine 🙂 None has died so far. And i feel that, I hated living in apartments in the city, so little green space!

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  3. 

    I used to love gardening. Wish I had more time as I love being outside. What area of Norway do you live? I can imagine the countryside is beautiful there x

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  4. 

    I truly enjoy gardening!! There’s just something about touching soil and plants brings me closer to nature and my surroundings!

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