Saturday, 6 April 2013


We have a veg patch at the end of our garden and I'm ashamed to say that it has laid idle for nearly two years. What's even more shameful is it's only 4 years old! I think in the first year we bit off more than we could chew and struggled keeping up with it all.

The second year the caterpillars had a bloody banquet. We came home from holiday and all excited to see how the brussels and cabbages were getting on and all that was left was the stems ...... well, nearly. If Irwin had a rattle and was sitting in a pram, he would have thrown his rattle out of his pram!

So it's been left since really, but this year it's going to be revived. We've learnt our lesson and we are not going to plant any brassicas so we do don't have to do battle with the caterpillars. What I'm going to plant is only things that I can use in chutneys and pickles, salad things, tomatoes in the greenhouse along with peppers, cucumbers and chilies. I'm also going to have a bed full of cutting flowers. I'm very excited about that!

So, three hours later, the greenhouse is clean and tidy, ready for some replacement plastic windows and then I can start planting. It's been sooooo cold here that it really needs to be wind-tight before doing anythingelse. I may even need to use the greenhouse heater.

Irwin has started digging the beds and then we can tidy up outside.


One day, soon (Irwin has promised) my studio/hideaway is going in the right hand corner, right by the flower bed.  *eeeekkk*

1 comment:

  1. Hi there! Thanks for saying hello and leaving such a nice comment on my blog - much appreciated.

    I dream of a veg patch like yours but, honestly, I know it would be a disaster. I am not a very talented gardener and hubby will mow the lawn but the rest is up to it would probably end in tears. Also our garden is VERY small! But good luck with yours, it sounds like you've learnt a lot and know what you want to grow. I hope it's a big success this summer.

    Gillian x