Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Garden Project

Since we had our big cedar tree felled, the patio has really opened up and is really sunny.  The problem is, it has also made the rough paving much more noticeable!  So operation patio clean up has begun.  We did have 2 builders give us quotes, but that proved to be far too expensive. 

First job, relocate the greenhouse:12.06.03 garden 002garden 001

It hasn’t got any glass in yet because Maurice wants to complete the paving round the edges first.  Sensible choice!  Meanwhile, I need to look up to see what I can grow in there.  I did buy a chilli and a pepper plant last week at the garden centre.

I’ve cleared the bit that was under the tree and made myself a little vegetable patch:

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I’m hoping that stray plank of wood will become the side of a ‘raised’ bed, to keep the soil in.  Another job to go on Maurice’s list!  So far I have some tomatoes, runner beans, courgettes and beetroot in the garden.  The pots in front contain herbs and the big green tub has mixed salad leaf seeds.

Here’s another job I have completed recently.  I cleared these steps up to the children’s play house right at the bottom of the garden and put piles of new bark chippings down.  Doesn’t it look lovely?  The children’s play house was not really played in, we should have sited it nearer the house!  It is deteriorating now, but we still like the look of it, so it will stay until it falls down.  Dad built it when Nicholas was little, so it is at least 22 years old!

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Here’s a few more photos I have taken recently down in the main garden:

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Sian said...

Gosh, moving a greenhouse is a big job! I can still remember when my parents built ours and that is many years ago..

Chicken Licken said...

Oooo that playhouse would make a fab hen house!!!

Alison said...

What a lovely garden!
Alison xx

Gem's Crafts said...

I'm so jealous that you have a greenhouse - I've wanted one for years, but we couldn't fit one in our back yard. I love the photo you've taken of the foxgloves, with the focus on one, and the others blurry :)

Shari said...

Great progress Linda. I love that playhouse too :)