08 May 2011

Garden diary 8th May

The quiltova family, including husband, dogs and cats have spent just about the whole weekend in the garden, which for us, is just how it should be.   With a  late start due to ground-works, we are about on top of the spring jobs now.

The new wall is planted up, and the old one re-planted, only a few other bits to go in to it

Sorry it's in the shade

The fence is finished complete with gate

The veg plot is coming along

We have spuds, onions, shallots, garlic, carrots, trunips, beetroot, parnsip, brocoli, French Beans, Broad Beans and sweet corn, plus quite a few annuals for cutting.  Still to go in tommies, peppers, courgettes squash, leeks and sweet potatoes
 and cucumber.

And a new area of grass has been prepare and seeded. 

You can see an electric fence around it to deter dogs and cats who could destroy all our hard work inside 10 minutes.

And finally a few flowers.  This is the first year we have had plants, and flowers in Spring, so I am more excited about them than usual.  And I've grown them all myself from seed.  And the photos aren't half bad either!

There are plenty of other jobs to do, but the rush is off now, they can all be done through summer at our leisure. Watering does take time, but hopefully the brains of the outfit can set me up a system of fixed hoses and taps which will save me time, and energy hauling long hoses around.  Oh of course then the weeding starts.    No peace for the wicked as my mum used to say!

Hope you've all had a good weekend



  1. Great veg plot, and I love the way the plants can go in the sections of breeze block so that soon you will see greenery and not wall. What a lot of work though! You must have earned yourself a glass/bottle of wine this weekend!

  2. Looks like you'll have lots of veg to eat with all that space to grow in! Flowers are beautiful. I love flowers in the garden they always make it cheery! But it's nice to be able to pop out and dig up spuds too!

  3. It all looks wonderful Dianne and not a weed in sight! Everything looks so neat and organised. I love you planted wall. It will be great to see photos of the same spots in a few months.

  4. Looks like you have been working hard. Let us see the progress in the coming months!