Tidying up a border and getting some winter plants in!

Ocean Waves Pansy
Ocean Waves Pansy

Well its been around 6 weeks since we moved into our new house in South Yorkshire and today we decided to tidy up a small border which was looking neglected and scruffy and plant some winter flowers to give us a bit of colour in the garden over the coming months.

Quick trip to our local Homebase (which sadly is scheduled for closure) and picked up some loveley winter Pansy and Viola plants. These are hardy little plants and if they’re kept watered and if you deadhead promptly they’ll produce loads of flowers right through the winter – they will survive temperatures of -5 degrees so are tougher than they look!

Here’s what we chose…

Blackberry Viola

Blackberry Viola

Ocean Waves Pansy

Ocean Waves Pansy

As you can see the border was full of weeds but didn’t take too long to sort it out…

A weedy border

A weedy border

Less than an hour later the weeds are gone and the border is planted and watered (after the sun had gone off them)

Nicely Planted Border

Nicely Planted Border

All that remains now is a little bit of TLC (pick off flowers as they die) and they’ll give lovely flowers and scents through the darker months,

So less than an hour in time, less than £9 in money and a quick and simple project to brighten up a garden!

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