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The garden project

Postby confusinglady » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:40 pm

Since moving I ve been holding back doing anything ( bar weeding the front) as its tricky to know where to start. We inherited a mature garden that has been a bit neglected ( the same as the house!) over a few years. You can see someone has designed and planted really well and then the next owner just left things to self seed and hasn t cut things back when they needed it.
The veg patch was so overgrown and I ve been desperate to find it again and get things planted for this year :)
This is what I have been doing bit by bit over the last few weeks with small hands 'helping' ( read trying to eat soil and throwing water around!)

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The little separate beds were buried under everything!
My plan is to add some compost from the falling over compost heap ....... And I not got much further than that in my plans.

We also started a little fairy garden next to it :widesmile:
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Re: The garden project

Postby ponygirl » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:09 am

Looking good :thumbsup:

Any idea of what you are going to plant? Most years i try and fail at tomatoes ! But did succeed at a good potato crop the othet year :)

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Re: The garden project

Postby confusinglady » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:08 pm

ponygirl wrote:Looking good :thumbsup:

Any idea of what you are going to plant? Most years i try and fail at tomatoes ! But did succeed at a good potato crop the othet year :)


I m going to go for potatoes Emma. Nothing like eating a home grown one :D
Maybe corn, runner beans , courgettes. I ve tried carrots before without success, I think the soil is too full of clay around here isn t it.
Hoping to do tomatoes in the greenhouse :widesmile: all new to me that so will have to see If I need to do anything special!

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Re: The garden project

Postby clothmama » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:00 pm

Great raised beds, they'll be fab, look forward to seeing what you put in!

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Re: The garden project

Postby confusinglady » Thu May 21, 2015 8:03 pm

A little update!

I ve been working hard on my veg patch ( with my 3 little helpers!) .
We now have in order of the rows front to back: strawberries, onions, spinach, beetroot, courgettes, potatoes and sweet corn. I m going to put purple sprouting broccoli in behind the beetroot and also some French beans to grow up and around the weird pyramid tressil thingy that I found in the garden ;)
Dd1 also brought home, today, a runner bean that she has been growing at school.
I m hoping to put in a pumpkin and perhaps a squash with the courgettes.
Can't wait for them to grow!

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Ps ignore the weeds! I haven't got a hoe !

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Re: The garden project

Postby clothmama » Thu May 21, 2015 8:40 pm

Weeds, what weeds - wait til I get a minute to upload pics of mine :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho: :hohoho:

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Re: The garden project

Postby clothmama » Thu May 21, 2015 8:41 pm

Actually very jealous you can see earth, I've got some grass that is as tall as me I discovered yesterday :roll: :panic:

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Re: The garden project

Postby confusinglady » Thu May 21, 2015 9:10 pm

@clothmama don't worry you should've seen ours when we first moved in! It was 6ft plants and weeds!

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Re: The garden project

Postby ponygirl » Fri May 22, 2015 7:09 am

Looks fab :thumbsup: Think of all those yummy fresh veggies :D

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