Making Progress …

09/03/2015 § 2 Comments

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overgrown garden

overgrown winter garden

a work in progress

a work in progress – minus a couple of huge shrubs

overgrown shrubs removed, but look at all that ivy over the greenhouse

but look at all that ivy over the greenhouse – and it was stacked full of rubbish too

ivy gone, panes replaced and a new base laid

ivy gone, panes replaced and a new base laid

I’ve triumphed over a flat-packed potting bench and staging – it took more effort than you’d ever imagine!  It was easier to lay a base in the greenhouse than build that stuff!

See the little blue shed?  Listing badly to starboard, broken door, rotten leaking roof, rotten floor and no window – it had to go to make way for something that has yet to happen!

enter my youngest J2 - surveying the structure having removed the rubbish and a host of enormous spiders

enter my youngest J2 – surveying the structure having removed the rubbish and a host of enormous spiders

half an hour later

10 minutes later

I have plans for the bottom of the garden where the little blue shed used to stand.  I’m not sure I’m going to be able to make them happen but something’s certainly going to fill the spot and hopefully it’s going to be a great addition to the garden.  Fingers crossed!!!

My new little veg plot is laid out in front of the long white wall – 2 small raised beds for salad crops and a long bed ready for runner beans.  The little white wall marks the yard in front of the greenhouse.  I used to love sitting here with a cuppa in early summer mornings, listening to the birds greeting the day – many years ago when I had time to do gardening!

So we’re making progress and I really couldn’t do it without the help of the boys, especially J2 who’s staying at home for a bit to make my plans become a reality.  I’ve made him apple crumble for pudding tonight as a Thank You (and to build him up for some more hard work tomorrow)!!!

What’s happening in your patch at the moment?  Are you making plans or carrying them out?  Whatever you’re up to – good luck.

Adaliza

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  • Laura from beautiful West Michigan says:

    Wow! Lots of hard work represented there! You’re so fortunate to have a greenhouse in your garden. Looking forward to a tour once you have plants in it! I am SO looking forward to puttering about outside, but first the huge snow drifts have to melt. We are getting a good start on it, with temps in the low 40’s and promises of no more sub-zero temps in our future. Let’s hope the weather people can keep that promise!

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  • downbytheseadorset.blogspot,co,uk says:

    What a transformation especially to the green house! My husband has vowed that we shouldn’t buy any shrubs for our new garden, The maintenance of them expands after a few years! I am missing my old garden full of old favourites but it is exciting to create something new and different. Sarah x

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