Over the last six months Darren and I have been making over our front garden and filling in gaps in our back garden. Unfortunately due to the almost continuous lockdowns this year we have not been able to buy plants for such a long time, Our local garden and hardware stores have been closed to the general public and I've not been game to do any online ordering for plants.
So we've kind of been stuck for new plants. As I've been weeding our gardens on a regular basis I've been looking under plants to see if they have grown little seedlings. To my surprise I've found many little plants hiding out of sight. I've scraped away the mulch and gently dug up the seedlings and replanted them to help fill out our garden.
Over 20 years ago we planted many lavender plants along our driveway, only to have them all die about a year later. Fast forward to earlier this year and we found about 8 - 10 had popped up again out of the blue. How exciting and such a surprise. I've dug them up and replanted in various locations.
I've also taken cuttings from the few plants we did buy earlier this year. A new Hebe plant we bought has given us many new plants from cuttings and I've been able to give one to my parents. Darren has even grown a few hydrangea cuttings from a plant his Mum gave us many years ago.
When the garden shops reopen we can't wait to buy a few different plants to complete our garden transformation. While we await that glorious day, we've saved hundreds of dollars and our garden is looking fabulous ( all things considered ).
Below are some of the freebies we've found and nurtured.
|Snapdragon seedling we found.|
|Federation daisy we've grown from a cutting|
|Osteospermum and lavender plants that popped up|
|A Hebe plant we grew from a cutting|
|Grown from a cutting|
|Alyssum - the ;plant that gives many seedlings|