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Just One More...

Thursday, 24 May 12 Rainy 13°C / 55°F

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Life is a work-in-progress and gardening ain’t no different.

Having expended lots of time and effort (not to mention a few bucks) on what I thought was the FINAL layout of my “lawn conversion” raised beds, I’ve now added another.

I had to do it.

There was too much precious full-sun space going wasted and so I built just ONE more bed. I hope I haven’t “spoiled” my layout – I don’t think I have. I measured up the gazoo to ensure that I could still get my wheelbarrow in, out and round about. And then I whizzed round with the wheelbarrow just to make sure.

I have a plant in the process of hardening off to occupy the middle of the new bed, and anything else (I’m thinking loads of dill and cilantro) is going to be a bonus.

Main Photo: The latest ‘work in progress’ – still gotta remove the rest of that “red” mulch that the NG installed…He was trying to be helpful! :)

Photos 1-3: Assorted hot peppers fruiting: Ring of Fire, Jalapeno and Hungarian Hot Wax.

Photo 4: Half of my favourite rhodo.


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Back Yard - Lawn Conversion garden

Once more into the breach…


  • anelson

    anelson wrote:

    Wow your backyard looks great.

    Posted on 24 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • laurieann

    laurieann wrote:

    It really looks spectacular! and there is always room for one more…
    I can’t believe you have peppers fruiting already! Impressive.

    Posted on 24 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • nickyn

    nickyn wrote:


    Posted on 24 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • KathN

    KathN wrote:

    It’s gorgeous, LouiseM!

    Posted on 25 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • glgardener

    glgardener wrote:

    I love the pic of the layout of the gardens. It is very impressive (as is the fact that you have peppers!)

    Posted on 25 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Bdapy2

    Bdapy2 wrote:

    Your garden looks great. I’m sure it will provide extra space for your favourite fruit, veggies and/or flowers.

    Posted on 25 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • rainymountain

    rainymountain wrote:

    It looks great and I am interested to see how much farther ahead plants are with you.

    Posted on 25 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • HollyBee

    HollyBee wrote:

    The garden looks wonderful!

    Posted on 25 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Deanna

    Deanna wrote:

    Looks amazing! Just gorgeous!

    Posted on 25 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Hedge

    Hedge wrote:

    Geez Louise! Awesome looking garden you have there. I am jealous!

    Posted on 25 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • SneIrish

    SneIrish wrote:

    Looks just grand! Nice job!

    Posted on 25 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • rosemarieGardener

    rosemarieGardener wrote:

    I just love your gardens. Which is the latest addition?

    Posted on 25 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • flowerweaver

    flowerweaver wrote:

    I think it all looks fabulous! So much better than a huge expanse of lawn. Is the new bed in the picture?

    Posted on 26 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • seeingreen

    seeingreen wrote:

    I can’t believe you have fruiting peppers already! The extra bed looks a good fit – neat layout.

    Posted on 26 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • bcgarden2010

    bcgarden2010 wrote:

    I bow before you, I am in awe! I think I need to print off a picture of your garden layout and keep it as my inspiration. Perhaps one day my garden could be so organized. :) Where are all the cats hiding?

    Posted on 27 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • sheepandwool

    sheepandwool wrote:

    You most certainly did not spoil a thing with that new bed. The layout is perfect, and your garden is lovely. In fact I am waaaaay jealous! :)

    Posted on 27 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Cherokee_Motley

    Cherokee_Motley wrote:

    You have created a garden to rival the famed Hanging Gardens of Babylon!! Alright maybe just a little hyperbole in the last statement but it is a very impressive layout, very impressive….

    Follow up on what the others have stated, how do you have fruited peppers this early in the season and what size pot are you growing them in?

    Posted on 28 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • LouiseM

    LouiseM wrote:

    Thanks everyone for your lovely comments – you’re making me blush! :) Should have clarified that the new (and final) bed is the long skinny one in the middle of the layout. Originally I had thought to leave space to put a table but since we renovated our kitchen deck last year, the outdoor table has gone there as it’s more convenient for dishing up plus we get to look down on the garden which is rather nice.
    As for the hot peppers, they are probably fruiting already as they are living a pampered (and warm) existence in my dining room/greenhouse. (They might go outside on a deck in late July if/when the weather really heats up.) I potted them up for the final time this last weekend into 2 gallon pots.

    Posted on 29 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • MissMandragora

    MissMandragora wrote:

    Love it!!

    Posted on 30 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Kevalsha

    Kevalsha wrote:

    Wonderful layout. Keep up the good work.

    Posted on 30 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

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