Look how far we’ve got!
This reading garden update shows quite a lot more progress than my last one. With a fair bit of help, the garden has been cleared of some unwanted visitors… wild garlic (sounds lovely but was taking over the flower beds and smelt of old onions), wooden stumpy flower bed divider things, an out of control ivy and a lot of bamboo. Here are some before and after pics.
The soil splodges all over our lawn by the way, are us filling the lumpy holes and growing some new grass. It makes it look like we have a small problem with moles.
So, now to the planting. We would like to have some sweet peas near the new trellis. That poor straggly plant that you can just about see against the shed is a honeysuckle apparently, so we are giving it plenty of water to help it grow (the ivy had smothered it). Eventually we will have our veggie garden at the back (where my mum and dad’s old garden furniture sits) by the shed in a raised bed. I think we are a little late for this year, but next year there will be planting and vegetables s a plenty. This year we might get a few tomatoes and peppers out of some containers and we have our strawberries in our hanging baskets so we shall see how those do too.
We do have this lovely pink, bushy plant (I have no idea what it is called) that is out of picture on the left side of my “before and after” pictures, but there definitely needs to be some more colour added.
But where will we create our outdoor book nook? Tricky as there are now a fair few places we could sit and read. Until the veggie patch arrives and is put in we could have a little bench next to the shed perhaps, but I am thinking a big, comfy rug in the middle of the lawn (once it is grown and green again) might be nice as Milo is just about managing to sit up. Then we will need somewhere to keep his books – a box of some description? I’ll have to have a think!