What a crazy week! Ive been pottering around in the garden desperate to get on with the veggie patch but I’ve been at the mercy of the compost company.
The soil at the back of the garden was awful…years of neglect and LOADS of tree roots from our neighbours garden so it really needs some goodness putting back in the soil and Im keen to do that before the dreaded Winter arrives. We had our first frost this week so I know it wont be long. I really am not a Winter girl…I hate the dark nights and I truly count the days until those warmer, sunnier Spring days!
We finally got our delivery of compost and soil improver as well as some top soil to top up the beds….in my excitement of ordering I didn’t read the small print until the delivery man informed me it was a kerbside delivery….cue 40 bags deposited on the front lawn!
Luckily (for me not him) my son was still off school so he ‘volunteered’ to help…it didn’t take that long and as the beds were ready and waiting I started to fill them…nothing like the smell of stable manure to invigorate the senses!
I have dug the manure into the existing soil and topped up with some topsoil..quite bizarre how it was ‘steaming’
and then I have temporarily covered over the beds with the split back plastic sacks the compost came in as well as some weed suppressant material that i had left over from lining the paths. I will confess i have planted broad beans and onions and shallots already you need something to spur you on and if you can see something/anything growing then you know your efforts are not in vain.
Next on the agenda is to order the shingle, I was not sure i wanted shingle but after getting a bag and popping it down on the path (truth is…the bag split as i went to move it and as luck would have it it looks great) i really like it and will be able to stand my herbs on it and not worry about them becoming waterlogged.
So here we are it is Sunday afternoon, i have had the luxury of spending the majority of the day outside in the sunshine (don’t be fooled it was freezing !) and now I am going to get the Sunday roast on , quick shower then glass of wine i think.
Have a great evening