snowdrops and a new leaf mould path

Transplanted from my parents’ garden a couple of years ago, these clumps of snowdrops are a lovely welcome to the allotment site, planted underneath my damson tree.

A productive day, and a delightfully warm one, sufficiently so to have lunch in the garden of the roundabout pub – a lazy trundle up the path away. And I managed also to:

  • plant a standard rose ‘Boscobel’ in the flower bed – I have high hopes for her!
  • plant a little pear tree grafted with five different varieties – in the absence of any available space on my plot I daringly planted it in a wild area of the site and hope nobody will mind. I had to dig out lots of nettles and brambles to make space.
  • finish weeding out all the tiny strawberry plants from one fruit bed
  • prune the gooseberry, redcurrant and blackcurrant bushes
  • mulch the fruit beds
  • consolidated two raised beds and a path into one large bed – and moved one of the inner planks to replace a rotting one in the fruit cage
  • then I lifted and turned the turf (heavy work, that) and laid out a pathway with all the cardboard I had been storing for the purpose and topped the lot with three bags of compost and finally a bag of beautiful leaf mould to top the pathway down the middle of the new bed.
  • cleared the debris from the strawberries in grow-bags on their shelf in the fruit cage
  • … and picked a bag of wonderful flower sprouts for supper!

About Ruth Paris

Leadership & executive coach, based near Farnham, Surrey, UK. Love my garden and organic allotment / potager.
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7 Responses to snowdrops and a new leaf mould path

  1. Allotmental says:

    Snowdrops look fantastic as well as the plot 👍

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  2. Ruth says:

    Thank you! And I love your tulip and iris photos too – spring is on its way :0)


  3. Raerae says:

    lovely idea having the snowdrops from SW

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  4. What heavenly snowdrops! Thinking back nostalgically to a clump of snowdrops I had once from Sitara’s garden. The soil next to a conifer hedge did not support them beyond the second year. Probably a fungus.
    Your a pear tree grafted with five different varieties … amazing.

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  5. Ruth says:

    Thanks Ashen. Yes, Sitara’s garden was beautiful… the snowdrops still flower in our memory xx


  6. Beautiful snowdrops. And what a lovely, well-prepared garden. I’m looking forward to watching it grow 🙂


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