Tuesday, 12 April 2011

It's all go in the garden

Phew, what a lovely couple of weeks we've had - so much gardening, sorting, pruning, cutting back, weeding and sowing.  And still so much to do as well . . .  I was so thrilled to see that my gorgeous tulips survived from last year  and bloomed again, maybe not as many flowers this time but still as lovely.
OK you might be forgiven in thinking that this is the same shot of our new veggie patch but from a different angle!   You might also think that not much has happened since the last photo - but it has had a lot attention over the last couple of weeks.  It has been dug over and a hundred weight of ground elder roots and nettle roots and other weeds have been dug out along with a couple of dozen bricks.  Then last Sunday I spent the morning planting out our chitting potatoes - we may have over done the amount of potatoes we have planted in fact there is little space in the bed for anything else now!  Does anyone know of any good tips for storing potatoes . . . .?  DH has been busy in the greenhouse and gave it a big spring clean and tidy up and then set to work planting more seeds.

Tomatoes, courgettes, peppers, chilli peppers, beans - yum - just hope they survive the multitudes of slugs, snails and deer in the garden!  We also managed to sort out our compost area and are now back to composting again - which I am feeling very happy about.  The grass snakes that live in the bottom of one of our compost bins were not happy to have their home disturbed but once we had cleared it out and started it again they all seemed to have made their ways back in again!  Now is the exciting time of waiting to see the little seedlings appear!


  1. What a neat post! Looking forward for more post from you. Thank you for sharing!

  2. I had fun reading the post. :)

  3. the parsons rockleys12 April 2011 at 21:11

    We are looking forward to sampling your garden produce!! We will supply the eggs!!

  4. Sounds like a good plan - fingers crossed everything grows now!!!