As you know I'm not much of a gardener but I do want to do more, so this weekend we did a bit. We also went to the library and I checked out a ton of books, I now have the start of a garden notebook. Between that and Dan asking a man at the garden centre about soil I think I learned more this weekend than in the whole of the rest of my life about growing things.
It's very small and humble so don't laugh. We started off with this amazing award winning lawn and by the end of the day we had a hole, a big pile of stones and a lot of old lawn that we didn't know what to do with.
Then we had a day out in Cockermouth. Then we cleaned and tidied the garage and watched Catalan v Widnes on the telly.
Then we did some more digging and planted some onions, herbs and strawberries. It might be right, it might be wrong but as the man at the garden centre said - plants want to grow so don't worry too much.
And now for the most underwhelming "after" pictures of all time -
The empty bit at the back will be filled with as yet unknown veg that Father has for me , I think it's more salad stuff. The small black pot at the front of the final picture has lettuce in it too. I also found some tomato seeds when we tidied the garage so I'll sow them today and stash them in Dan's dressing room as it gets the sun all day. It will be a bonus if they grow as I don't know how long they've been there, they were a Secret Santa gift but I can't remember if it was last year or the year before.
The troughs are just to protect the coriander until we can get something more suitable to use as a windbreak. Everyone has suggested a wigwam of something in the middle but I'm worried it would fly off, it gets pretty windy here. It is small and very brown but I am pleased that we actually got out there and did it. We all have to start somewhere don't we?