5/3/08

Big gardening weekend....

Well this weekend is the one when we will be doing some major gardening, as the risk of frost should have passed by now. Having said that, typically we had to move a few things in tonight as there is a very slight risk!

The first thing I did in preparation was have a long phone chat today with the lovely Dee of Red Dirt Ramblings, who is my new gardening guru for OK and a recognised expert. She has kindly taken pity on my expat' status in an entirely new climate badly in need of help, on what the heck is good to grow and survives here. So I am now armed with a 2-page list of things to hunt up in our only local garden centre. Maybe I just dream't this, but I used to have 6 or more on my doorstep once upon a time far far away, and even had a loyalty card with one!

Then we will return home, map out our route and the Hubster will breakout the rota-tiller to do all the hard work, before planting commences. In the meantime I will tapping in 'U' thingies on my fence posts and threading fishing line to form a support grid for climbers.

I anticipate our yard work will continue in fits throughout the weekend, but it will all be worthwhile in a month from now :-)

3 comments:

AliBlahBlah said...

I wish I'd thought of that - taking my expat status in to account at the garden centre. I come from a long line of serious gardeners in the UK (capable of conversing purely in latin plant names if need be!!), but I'm at a loss out here because CA has such an alien climate to the UK. I'm at the gardening level of my 2 year old daughter. I think I should just embrace that, march into the local garden centre and say educate me. Well done you!

BritGal' Sarah said...

Well it certainly helped me out today and I have come back loaded with all the 'right' plants and am now off to start work :-)

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

I was glad to help. Was so fun talking with you. Hope you found lots of plants and that you're not too sore from planting them.~~Dee