So with a new house comes a new garden. When we got the keys it looked something like the Somme only wetter. Months of rain had made it fit only for hippopotomi; God only knows how they managed to build the houses.
But before we actually moved in they had laid exquisite, Wimbledon quality turf all we needed was an umpires chair and strawberries and cream and we would have been away.
In the last couple of weeks we have taken delivery of some dwarf fruit trees (plum, pear, apple and cherry) and the wood to make some large raised beds.
Stupidly, impatiently, I filled the pots for the fruit trees with some magic expanding compost which was light to carry. It didn’t look like it was expanding so I used a bag per pot – needless to say they now look something akin to the magic porridge pot.
Then our timber arrived for our raised beds. We have made two large raised beds (2’6″ x 13′) and it’s been much better value than even the best value kit form raised beds. (£40 for both).
I have planted Coriander (cilantro), broad (fava) beans and spring onions (scallions) so far. I am, as you can see, waiting for some more compost to be delivered.
Passionflowers and sweet peas are on the kitchen windowsill. Herbs have been purchased today (thyme, rosemary, sage, dill, chives and oregano). I have seeds ready to go and the compost will be here tomorrow.
Can you tell I’m excited. My mum sent me some money for these roses. Chickens next year 🙂