Now that I’ve had the garden a few years, I can really see how important it is to let things have time to fulfil their potential. Being patient has really paid off in the front garden.
Well, we had spud success this year. The potatoes were easier to plant (using a bulb planter) and harvest in the raised bed than they were in open ground the year before.
It’s been another great year for strawberries. Based on my experience over the last few seasons I’d thoroughly recommend growing Honeoye.
To keep costs down I’ve tried to find creative ways of reusing existing materials to make the paths and steps the sloping garden at 59 needs.
There’s much excitement at number 59 as the first of the outdoor strawberries ripen in time for Wimbledon.
My trip to the Chelsea Physic Garden has inspired me to try and incorporate as many useful plants as possible into my garden.
There are some things I’ll never have room for in my garden, but many of these – like carpets of bluebells – look better in the wild anyway.
I tried starting some onion sets off in modules in the greenhouse to see if they’d get a head start on the ones I planted outdoors.