We're hoping to grow some of our own fruit and vegetables this year… strawberries, tomatoes, carrots, courgettes, potatoes and beetroot. I'm also planning a cutting garden with dahlias, sweet peas, poppies and cosmos.
So on Saturday afternoon, we took out two large sections of the lawn to turn into raised beds. It turns out that grass grows surprisingly deep, is extremely heavy and is very difficult to move. We used reclaimed scaffolding boards to make the sides and painted them black because our garden office/workshop (which will sit behind the beds when it is built) will also be black. Eventually we'll gravel the pathways between the beds and the office.
Inside the house, we have potatoes chitting on the kitchen table and all manner of seedlings growing in the utility room. Our Sarah Raven delivery turned up last week, so we've been planting seeds in every possible container imaginable. I'll be glad when we can plant them out, if only to reclaim the space!
There is plenty of colour in our neighbour's garden... I love these deep, pink flowers. Next to them is a large bush with hundreds of delicate yellow flowers, these ones remind me of pom poms.
Joining in with Annie's 'how does your garden grow'.