We continued with Operation Sort-out-the-garden this weekend.
It’s an ongoing attempt, that’s been running for about, oooh, the 2.5 years we’ve lived in this house.
It’s not that I’m not crazy on gardening or that I’m not actually really quite desperate to have a garden that’s nice to sit in… it’s just that we’re also simultaneously running Operation Finish-decorating-the-darned-house and Operation Look-after-two-small-kids.
Anyway, I’m really starting to see progress now. I might even share some whole garden photos with you soon… (The suspense! I know!)
Yesterday was spent shoveling a big pile of soil into buckets to put onto a new bed. The soil pile has been sitting in front of the greenhouse for more than a year now (intended time of habitation in that location: about one month). There is something wildly satisfying about a bit of physical labour, especially the repetitive thrust of the spade into a big fat pile of earth.
On Saturday, with the sproglet’s help, I sowed a few more seeds, removed the duckweed from the pond and peered at a huge ball of frogspawn, did a bit of weeding around the rhubarb, checked on the new bed that’s been dug out for veg, and went on a snail hunt.
In between all the gardening, I spent lots of time admiring the new flowers that are appearing.
Oh and the hubby got in on the act too, cutting down the gigantic wooden post that was in front of our greenhouse (you can see it in the picture here) that once led a visitor to comment that it was always nice to have some gallows in the garden…
Next weekend, we’re putting up an arch in the same location, planting some honeysuckle and evergreen jasmine round the base, sowing the seeds into the veg bed and doing whatever else I can add to the list in the meantime.
Nowt like Spring, is there?
6 thoughts on “A few flowers”
Wonderful, you have been busy. It’s so nice to make a start in spring isn’t it. I’ve been tidying, at home and at the allotment, and it’s been really enjoyable. I shall look forward very much to seeing your garden. CJ xx
Spring has made me get outside more too – loving the photos and the teased promise of whole garden shots!
Pretty photos Sabrina. I’ve been trying to have a bit of a sort out in the garden too, although I haven’t been as productive as you.
I feel like every weekend is operation-sort-the-garden-out…one day maybe I’ll be able to sit back and relax!
There’s always so much to do isn’t there – but it’s nice to be able to get out there and actually do some of it now too! #hdygg