I was not looking forward to this back holiday as I knew I was going to have to work the whole thing (which I havn’t done in about three years) however due to the glorious weather I managed to get out in to the garden during the day ( the one and only benefit of working nights!) and get some long over due work done.
I have been doing it all in bits and bobs here and there when the weather has been good but it needed a good blitz.
At the beginning of this month I planted out some of my vege in the veggie patch I constructed a few months ago (pictures on their way soon!)
Here are my garlic, brocolli, courgettes, peppers and strawberrys on the 07/05/09
Coriander, lettuce (under the plastic), thyme and parsley 07/05/09
Chocolate mint, English Mint, Basil (under the bottles), and oregano 07/05/09
And here they all are today:
I have strawberries!
I found out that I could not drill a hole in my window frame to get the electricity running through for my waterfall (one of the pitfalls of renting!) so I decided instead to turn the waterfall itself into a pond! All it needs now is the introduction of some oxygenators and the surrounding rockery planted and it will be up and running. I really hope my solar lights work as I think it will give a really good effect!
Also my front beds are filling up (with snail food apparently but the pots of lager seem to be keping them at bay) and the cats have so far left them all alone!
Having bill and karen either side with their exceptional gardens is really inspiring me to keep going and get this garden to look and work the best it can and I cant say I complain much when their hard work creeps its way into mine!