Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Working hard!!

Well I was a good girl for once (halo) and did a load of housework last night but not the ironing I hasten to add!! I had to do some more work on my secret mission this morning so eventually got started in the garden about 13.00hrs when it looked like this....




I have moved alot of plants around in this bed, nade room for the blackcurrant bushes and alpine strawberry plants on the right, constructed 2 arches and planted my peas and french beans! So it now looks like this...



I have planted my Victorian Peas which climb to a massive 6ft!! over these arches. I decided as I had such a diddy veg plot I had to make good use of it and thought upwards was the best way!!



of course I was assisted by Sassy! I think! mind you if she does that when the carrots and parsnips are in there she will be for the high jump!!!!!



It doesn't look much different but it is I have moved quite a few plants around.....



The blackcurrant and alpine strawberry plants are at the back and this is where I have planted my Climbing French Beans! (thank you Lottie)



I can't remember if I told you of my bargain buy at the veg shop awhile back I got a bag of Jeruselam Artichokes for 50p as they had started going a bit soft, so I bought them and popped them in here and LOOK!!!



there growing!!!! Have to find a home for them too!!!

My foxglove tree plants I got from Worcester, how many days have I had them?? just look...



growing quickly!!!!

The Great Pip Challenge I haven't shown you them recently, remember I grew the ginger from a fresh ginger root and the date palms from some dates my hubby had at Christmas



Sheila asked what I was going to do with all the wood I was getting from my neighbour, well first off I shall edge all the beds it gives me a deeper bed to work with and seperates the lawn from the flower bed (at the bottom), in the tropical area it will keep the soil on the bed and not the patio!!! Other than that who knows but knowing me it will come in handy somewhere!!!

I must admit I'm getting quite excited about the tropical area, but I am being good and getting veggies underway first. I have been looking at this and it shows lots of peoples jungle type gardens and I am beginning to think apart from the veg patch I may do jungle at the bottom as well!!!!!! He heeeeee!!!!

6 comments:

talj said...

You've been so busy!!! Love your photos, makes me wish I had a proper garden!!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Libby, please don't mention the i(ro -cough- ning)word, as it makes me feel slightly errrrrm guilty.;-)

Well now, look at that garden of yours. You have really worked very hard and it shows; it's looking lovely. And yes, upwards is good when space is at a premium. I do that too.

Love those arches over your garden bench. It will be very cosy there in a few months time.

I like the idea of a jungle. You've already got the bananas!

BTW what was that tag thingy all about?

Anonymous said...

I always do my ironing first whilst I have some energy to face it, as it is the most hated job then the day only gets better.

RUTH said...

Wow, wow and double wow! Everything is doing so well my green fingered friend. The only way I can almost enjoy ironing is if I put a dustsheet under the ironing board, get out the extension lead and do it in the garden!

A wildlife gardener said...

No ironing here at the mo, nor any housework...too busy planting seeds. Your garden is a veritable hive of activity.

Akelamalu said...

Love your garden, it's so neat.