Saturday, January 06, 2007

Mucking About For Bricks

Hubby got permission for us to go to the site where he`s working and collect any of the loose bricks we want for the veg garden next spring, so off we went equipped with rubber boots and gloves.......

It was incredibly mucky work!

I picked these glamorous boots up years ago at a thrift shop and they sure have come in handy since then.....

Back home and all piled waiting to use. There`s approxamately 150 here plus the other half of what my brother has still waiting for us and whatever else we get from the site later. Enough here though to make the wall for the raised pottager garden. I want three high and we have one row so far. Hubby is going to mortar them. The rest will be for the brick walk around it. It`s going to be a mad rush to somehow get that part finished and get the dirt in, in time to plant!

I nipped out back to see what`s been going on in the garden. Having heard other people say that their spring bulbs have sprung, I was curious. Three of mine have. Can`t remember which they are without looking in my records, but it`s very weird to see this in January! I guess I won`t be seeing these ones in spring.....

11 comments:

Sheila said...

I am concerned about my bulbs too Tea..!
I'm afraid a severe drop in temperature or a severe storm will ruin them. I replanted dozens last Fall too...! I'm wondering if we put lots of mulch over them if it would make it better...or worse..does any one know..?
Hopefully the weather will be mild in the spring so you can get your wall built, before planting..

pmo3ws said...

I was just dropping by to wish you a belated happy 07. That's a great find on the bricks! Sounds like a great project too. Here in Ill, my daffodils are peeking their heads up also. Hopefully we will not have any fridget weather. Unusually warm for Jan. here. They are on the south side of the house, so I'm trying to keep them covered as much as possible.

Sigruns German Garden said...

Tea, thats great. Bricks are the best for making dry walls and paths in the garden!

Sigrun

gena said...

Hi,I am a new visitor to your blog and I love it! we have much in common! Iwill add you to my favourites and visit often,cant wait to see what you do with those bricks! best wishes from freezing cold UK! Gena xx

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

I think I told you that I've never had a garden until three years ago. So... I'm such a novice and I'm always thrilled when I plant pansys in a pot and they don't die.

I must learn to be more adventurous so I can't wait to see your garden this year. I'll bet it's going to be really beautiful.

Christine said...

What a great opportunity for getting bricks!
I really need some mud/rain/snow boots....

When my bulbs sprout too soon, they always seem to come back alright, come Springtime.

Marion said...

Usually, on the west coast, our bulbs are all up at this time. Unless they flower, if really cold weather hits, they just go into another sleep where they grow no further. It doesn't hurt daffodils, hyacinths, crocus or any number of spring bulbs.

Those bulbs coming up look like hyacinth to me, Tea!

Sissy said...

I can't wait to see your potager. I am planning one for spring, too! I won't have any bricks, though...that's a very lucky find!!

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

Free bricks! Yea!! Can't wait to see pictures of your garden come Spring!!

UKBob said...

Looks like you are going to be busy with all those bricks Tea. There are bulbs popping up all over now, I even saw someone with a Daffodil out the other day!

Carol said...

Oh lucky you congrats on getting so many bricks for free! About the spring bulbs, yes they sprung here too and now they have forcasted the first frosty and snowy weather of this winter coming next week. Oh well I hope they will survive it!