Things have been happening here! The big event has been the replacement of the fence. This is the first big part of Project Garden, as introduced here, as it should free up space to allow many of the plants on the rockery to be moved over to the bed along the fence. Here’s the before and after pics:
There’s so much space now! We’ve spent today cutting back shrubs, getting rid of remnants of ivy and generally clearing out. It all looks bare and begging me for plants:
I want to get plenty of climbers to cover the fence – jasmine, clematis, honeysuckle, and of course my favourite, roses. I’ve a bare root rose ordered ready to put against the fence panel nearest to the back door. It’s highly fragrant, so it’s scent should find it’s way to me in the warm summer months next year, when we live with the doors open.
But we do have some planting progress here – the herb garden is now up and running! This is an entire hand-me-down box, as my mum has cultivated all of the cuttings. We also popped a couple or marigolds in there to brighten it up whilst it’s still in it’s infancy.
Regular readers will know that as well as the actual garden project, there is also something of a finance project (in that we’ve no money set aside to do all of this), so in budget news, Gumtree has served me well again this week, as I’ve another £20 in the pot from selling more baby equipment. We’ve a car boot planned for a couple of weeks time, too. Hand-me-down cuttings will only take me so far, and having been to my favourite garden centre, Planters, again today, I’ve been eyeing up plenty more that I’d like to buy and show you! Once we’ve got the beds dug out, and moved plants from the rockery, I’ll be able to make some shopping decisions…
As always, I like to link up Project Garden posts with the fabulous How Does Your Garden Grow? linky over at Mammasaurus, despite doing more decimation than growing this week! Got to start that growing somewhere, though, and there is the herb garden 🙂