There's been a lot of planning in the garden and the house. We're getting a new kitchen, extending the back of the house, building new sheds and creating an allotment. It's a small patch of land and with our dining room already full to the brim with furniture, we're trying to work out in which order to do the jobs, so we can still function in and outside the house.
We want to replace the conservatory, that's 24 years old, with one that covers the back of the house.
I think new shed first, then we can use the old one for storage.
In the meantime I've planted more crops, carrots, onions, potatoes and turnips. I've also sown some peas, beans and sweet peas to 'over winter into a tangled mess' as advised by Monty Don. I did it last year and it worked well.
Winter crops of potatoes and onions already poking through the soil.
Made a cloche to try and keep the cabbage white butterflies out the way. Next year I'll be planting sacrificial marigolds and nasturtiums. I've also been gifted beans, cauliflower and beetroot from a friend and the neighbour gave me some sweet blackberries.
It's great planting lettuce and watching it grow, literally over night. It would be nice to have a few more tomato plants but I was late getting them with not getting back from Dubai until mid June.
I've bought plants now for my pots and hanging baskets that were on sale in the garden centre and DIY store and the cold frame has been reassembled so I can put them in there over winter.
I've finally realised that I really do need to label everything, more so because I've ventured into other parts of the garden and I caught Peter digging over an area where I'd planted carrots.
I'm still enjoying sitting out in the garden and in the shed if it's raining (although the cat has taken over that spot for now). And it's nice sitting out in the evenings with the garden lit up. The rose bush is in it's second bloom and there are still scented sweet peas to be picked.
It sounds like you have some great plans and your garden is looking great. I haven't had much time for mine while the kids have been off school. I need to get back out there. xReplyDelete
thank you, I've really enjoyed the gardeningDelete
I have wondered about starting a second crop of something in late summer, but never get around to doing the research!ReplyDelete
my second crop may come to an abrupt end with the building plans thoughDelete
You have great plans and the garden is looking good already! You sound quite settled!ReplyDelete
thank you, it's so lovely just to be in one place and have everything sortedDelete
Looking forward to seeing how you bring your plans to life - I know you will. #PoCoLoReplyDelete