It has been a very, very long time since I ventured out into the garden and even longer since I’ve blogged about it, so I thought I’d so a bit of an update considering
we Dave has spent a huge amount of time working on our tiny plot while I’ve been sunning myself on the lounger. Before we did anything to the garden, there was a massive rockery set into the middle of the plot which, when you’re struggling with space anyway had to go despite housing some truly wonderful plants. Here’s what it looked like:
And in its place is this:
Glorious grass. Who knew I could get so excited about a 2m² patch of grass? But once it’s ready to walk on, it’ll prove invaluable with Betsy and the baby around.
We’ve also dug out a lot of the big, boring shrubs and replaced them with vegetables and flowers. The beds are very much works in progress, but should look lovely come the summer and without the shrubs the garden as a whole looks much more spacious. We can even fit in a small table and some chairs for some al fresco dining now.
Above, some of the blooms we currently have. Below, the wild flower bed is growing nicely with rhubarb, jasmine, French beans and rainbow chard also here.
A courgette (possibly a pumpkin) and a broad bean shoot that Betsy planted.
Sweet peas with a few edible peas growing for good measure too.
The strawberries are coming!
The garden really is starting to feel like it’s part of the house now, rather than just something I would stare at while doing the washing up. Cannot wait for the weather to really improve and spend many hours in there.