In the garden
It seems a long time since I did a gardening post! Our new garden is very different to our last garden. Unlike our previous garden it currently only has a few flowers. However, I was pleased to see this nasturtium - something I haven't be able to grow for years due to the slugs and snails. We have already been enjoying eating the younger leaves and flowers in colourful salads.
The greenhouse still has some tomatoes and one of the vegetable borders has salad leaves and a huge crop of parsley. The vegetable garden is made up of six raised beds. It is good that the garden is so different as it gives us an opportunity to try different things.
As well as a greenhouse we now have a potting shed, where hopefully we will be very busy come the spring! We found the yellow enamel sign behind some old pieces of wood that had been left behind. Unfortunately it does advertise Woodbine cigarettes, but the colour just gives a finishing colourful touch to the shed and I am all for recycling!
Wallflowers and bulbs have also been planted. We still are in the process of planning the design for a smaller herbaceous flower border. A few cuttings from our old garden have accompanied us. We have already realised that our planting plan needs to only include those plants that will withstand strong winds!
Our first border (in a more sheltered area) has now been planted and I am hoping it may look something like this next year!
Meanwhile Twinkle has now been let out to explore her new surroundings, she hasn't come across fields before! The top heavy conifer in the garden may have to stay as it provides a cosy look out! We just need to move some neighbouring branches that may attract the birds!
What is growing in your garden at the moment?