Meanwhile... I have been working on:
Another pallet planter! I started this at the beginning of summer, or maybe it was spring? It was a while ago anyway.
No sanding this time. I preferred the rough look.
Testing out location.
Waiting a good three or four weeks for the roots to take and then raising the pallet into position:
Willing the sedums to head towards the light, rather than down with the gravity. I had quite a few doubts at this point. Maybe it would just have to be a flat-lying pallet planter...
But no! Another week or so and I am sure they are filling out and the tendrils are stretching upwards, while the sedums planted in the top should start filling out a bit more and dangling down. The top ones only went in about a week ago, after the pallet was moved upright.
We placed this pallet planter at an angle in the hopes that it might retain water a bit better.
I also placed it here as a focal point from a door of the house that looks out onto this alleyway-type area with not much going on in the way of greenery.
It's a bit risky, because there is not that much sunlight that hits this area, and according to the info card, they like sunlight. I figured this would just make them work harder at stretching up to get that little bit of sun that hits the place. Hey, we are England. This is what we do. The sun comes, we grab from it what we can.
Yeah, I stuck a couple of those succulents in there too. It won't be long until they are hidden from view, but I couldn't help it.
These pallet planters seem to grow a lot of these things. I pick them out before they get too big and then leave big empty patches when they come out.
The first nasturtium flower.
Pulling up the weeds is so satisfying and interesting to me.
Something has been enjoying the courgette plant grown by one of my two year old (childminded) girls.
But soon, we will be enjoying eating it too.
Meanwhile, on the yellow courgette plant, I got greedy and grabbed a courgette and ate it before taking a picture.
And it was goooood. Tasted just like Grandmas.
The Oxalis has really plumped and filled out. I wonder if it will need to come in over winter?
I love this puff dome of a plant whatever it is!
Trying to capture the butterflies but they flutter around too much.
But this guy lingered in the sun patch for a photo.
So looking forward to snooping round the gardens again, this week hosted here: