i drove home and let Ian know that i had started the beds well bought the wood at least. Saturday morning arrived bright and sunny so it was off to the nursery to buy 225 litres of compost and some veg plants. ( next year i may well grow from seed)
First things first we needed a brew
Tilly was clerk of works she made sure no cat got in the way.
Once Ian had done the difficult bit I then took over . First the Horse poop.
Then the first 225litres of compost. I had underestimated by miles we had to nip to Homebase and purchase a further 240 litres. It was going to be a tight squeeze getting 3 boxes in because of the Wisteria so decided to have a big gap between 2 and work on the 3rd one from the other side. My friend Linda always manages to turn up at just the right moment and she set to work weeding the path this freed me up to plant up .
This was a very unkind photo of me planting sweet peas .
In this bed I have planted Sunflowers, broad Beans, french runner beans, Peas and a row of Radish seeds at the front.
This is the salad bed plus perpetual spinach and rows of spring onion salad carrots more salad and beetroot seeds.
At the front I have planted the herbs we use
This is two thirds of the way through.
Today we needed to make a cloche of some sort and this is what Ian designed seems to work well and hopefully will keep the more tender plants warm for the next few weeks.
In here I have planted a couple of squashes , tomatoes Aubergine and peppers.
I have also put seed trays in to help germinate.
I will keep you posted on how we do
Off to tidy the garden now.