I thought it was about time I wrote an update on Project Garden. Truth be told, there’s been very little activity out there for the past few weeks, as the weather hasn’t really tempted me out. And people keep going on about a cold snap coming our way, so I’m loathe to buy new plants for fear of losing them if I can’t get them into the ground.
So this is the sad, soggy looking garden as it stands today…
Next on the jobs list are the sheds. We currently have 2 side by side (they’re at the back there), but we only need one, so I want to free up the space. I need to cut the clematis growing over it right back, so that I can then move it to the shed behind it. Then that mound of earth it front of it (which was the rockery) will be spread out across the plot to make a huge area for my cut-flower patch – very excited to get going on that!
I’m also going to create a little play area on the deck to entertain the kids in spring. The trampoline is there now, I’ll move the playhouse back up and we’ve a big play kitchen, currently in their playroom, that I’m going to put out there to make a ‘super’ mud pie kitchen! It’s wooden, so will probably only last until autumn, but it takes up lots of space inside, and I think being out there will give it a new lease of life and the children will be interested in it again.
Now, regular readers will know that I have no money for Project Garden! I’m trying to raise funds along the way. I sold all of Boo’s aged 3-4 clothes just before Christmas, along with a few toys, so have managed to add some cash to the pot. I had some David Austin vouchers from my aunt for Christmas, so I’ll be getting myself another rose soon – at what point do I say I have enough roses?! My mum also bought me a fabulous Complete Gardener book and some new secateurs. Is she trying to tell me that I now need to go it alone? No, no, I need her!
I do feel like it’s progressing, though, and I’ve been surprised by my continued interest in it, to be perfectly honest. I still look out there, planning and picturing, and pinning 😉 Here are a few pins over on my Project Garden pinboard..
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How’s your garden growing?