As it was half term last week little sewing has been done , but lots of gardening, days out here and there to the beaches, and just sitting in the sunshine in the garden, long cool drinks, lollies and ice creams ....happy days.
Outside our kitchen and dining room we have a small patio area and it was here I decided to
locate our little "kitchen garden". The patio is less likely to be hit by the winds we get here and of course it is ideal to nip out of the kitchen and grab what herbs and veg you need when cooking. This little space is still a work in progress but it is coming along. We have lots of 70 and 50 litre tubs which are getting planted up as I go along. Pots of flowers too of course to attract the bees needed for the beans, cougettes etc.
I have taken lots of cuttings
as my flower border
plans have begun.
My little stand alone greenhouses,
also in the kitchen garden
are getting rather full.
This border will have plants
added as I go along as
I want to have colour through the
I imagine it will take several years to
"Grow" this border,
shrubs, bulbs and plants
will be added as I go along.
Back in Kent our lovely old neighbour gave
me this advice which is how I
planted my old garden and will do so
with this one.
He told me every month visit car boot
sales, garden centres and see what is for sale in shops.
Look at neighbour and local gardens,
See what grows well,
what plants are grown in tubs
He told me this way I would get
borders to enjoy all
So that will be my plan
The opposite plot to this is going to have a border cut out this week.
Chris is going to dig it for me
and I shall do the planting.
A friend sells plants from outside his
house nearby and he is going to
bring me some shrubs and hardies.
I am very excitied about this.
Like doing patchwork with plants.
I still miss the colour and mature garden I
left when we moved ....
but little by little
the gardens here are becoming
All the apple trees
and our single pear tree
have tiny fruit..
the gnomes are
back in residence
I found this at a boot fair this weekend.
Now freshly washed it
is so summery
will be used on
the garden bench when the
Until next time