Well almost down the garden, the path stops abruptly at the top of the steps. This is where it will eventually start. This area gets very little morning sun and because of that it can be difficult to grow some things, perfect for a garden path though. With an arch at its entrance I think...what climbers grow in the shade I wonder.
The grass is really starting to green up now. I had grand plans for the top part of the garden, but after realising the cost, I've scaled these back somewhat. I had wanted raised beds on three sides. Instead, parts of the lawn will be relaid, the flowerbed on the left removed (to make way for a path), and on the right I will have a raised bed built, with a seating area. Eventually I may have another raised bed built near the retaining wall, as funds allow. Raised beds are great for me, much easier for me to manage, they are almost Otto proof too!
Shoots are coming up all over the place...it's an exciting time for a gardener. These are the ones Otto has missed, for now anyway. There's weeds coming up too, so I keep going out with my trowel and having short weeding sessions.
There's not much happening yet in my greenhouse. I've delayed sowing, it's been bitterly cold here. I will start next week sowing some veg and flowers, I'm planning on growing lots of my own flowers this year, usually it's just sunflowers and sweet peas. Dahlias will be a first for me too. Those complimentary Slug-Busters have arrived too from Agriframes, thank you! I will let you all know how they work.
Some of the raised beds have been filled and two planted up, one with strawberries and one salad, chard, beet and shallots. Two will be for cut flowers. We have put up our second arch from Agriframes, easier this time. That's the royal We by the way...and the next little project the royal We will be doing (hopefully next week whilst he's off work, sssh, he doesn't know it yet!)...
Is this, to move the compost bin, (it's almost empty don't worry!), relocate the herbs, and put in another raised bed for raspberry bushes. I've got summer fruiting ones, but intend to get some autumn ones too.
Joining in with Sarah...I've changed the title, My Garden In sounded a bit boring, Down The Garden Path...much more exciting! ;)
So what will April bring...
Sowing lots of flowers and seeds.
Filling up all those raised beds.
Establishing a raspberry bed.
And tidy up the top garden, so at least I can live with it, before the bigger changes happen.
So what's happening down your garden path, I'd love to hear!
Amanda :) xxx