Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hi - ho!

Yes - feeling a bit like the 7 dwarfs song. We dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig dig, dig the whole day though. There is nothing else for it really. Still - there is a bit of progress. The first picture shows what has been achieved so far on the main veg area. Granted it still looks a bit rooty and needs some more forking over, but it is so much easier to work on. Once I am happy that it is reasonably clear I will cover it with wood chips. Until about 3 or 4 years ago, the garden was surrounded by a (cue scary music) Leylandii hedge. It took up so much space and made everything so dark - not to mention how it covered up some rather nice brick wall. We knew it had to go, so the local tree surgeon was called and he did the deed. He then asked if we wanted him to take the trees away, or chip them on site. For some reason my husband asked for them to be chipped. We were left with a piles of wood chips behind the garage that rivalled the Pyramids of Egypt in scale! Now, however, they have composted down considerably, but will still provide enough mulching material to cover the whole of Scotland. The second photograph is I suppose my garden equivalent of "Here's one I made earlier!' It is the new onion bed - almost ready to go. I have since put the wooden edging onto the bed and it really looks quite ... bed like! You can also see a tiny corner of the garlic bed, which has been covered with lots of jaggy branches to keep the naughty neighbourhood cats off. Hoping for some fine spring weather next week, as husband has another wee holiday from work.


  1. Oh best of luck with these lovely new beds - isn't it good that we gardeners are able to visualise how it will all look when the veg are up and growing? I look forward to reding more progress.

  2. Looks like you got some good digging done there, look forward to following your blog to see how those beds develop.


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