I’ve been collecting some photos and thoughts on the gardening this year, so there will now follow a series of, hopefully shorter posts, about our digging, planting, nurturing and protecting over the last few months.
Note: The pictures aren’t so good – I’m usually snapping while taking a break and I normally only have my mobile with me, which is a bit rubbish for pictures.
First, let’s take a look back…
We bought our house at the end of Autumn 2007. One of the selling points was the big garden – it even had a vegetable patch. It had been left alone for a while but when we moved in we were determined to make good use of it.
You can see clearly what a state it was in and the cardboard we’d used as ground cover over the winter didn’t really help with keeping the weeds down.
But, you know, a bit of hard work and we had some homegrown, organic potatoes and onions, and some much better soil.
We’d not dug the whole patch, but we learned from our ground-covering experience and put some proper weed control down for Winter ’08-’09. And when we pulled it back we found our blank canvas for 2009 (sorry – horrible photo).
Found some other, slightly better photos of early appearances too.