nineteenth January 2016In The GardenStephanie Donaldson

My small potager has expanded piecemeal through the years in a reasonably unplanned and inefficient manner, including just a little mattress right here and just a little mattress there, all of the whereas accommodating the steeply sloping web site. In its early years it regarded actually pretty.

greenhouse on plot

Sadly, it had reached the purpose the place it was getting harmful – with crumbling steps and uneven paths – and I knew it was time to do one thing about it.

dismantling garden

The plastic baggage are stuffed with salvaged soil prepared for reusing


The outdated backyard was simply dismantled

Once we changed our outdated storage with a brand new weather-boarded one, we saved all of the concrete panels and these have been used to construct the brand new vegetable backyard.  Though the climate has not been on our facet, doughty arduous landscapers Ray & Alan have one way or the other demolished the outdated beds, created new ones and made one thing that whereas it is probably not very fairly for the time being (to be frank the phrases ‘urban-brutalist’ come to thoughts) is unquestionably not going to break down till my gardening days are lengthy over.

raised beds in construction

path by greenhouse

new raised beds

landscaping in progress

brick path

plan of beds

There are good dimension beds, huge paths and correct steps and I’m certain that after I begin softening it with planting, it’s going to mellow down – and show way more productive and simple to work in than its fairly however impractical predecessor. There’s lot to do – the beds want topping up with soil and compost, and the fences want slotting into place – however I’ve bought my planting plan at hand as encouragement to get all of it performed in order that it’s able to plant up because the season begins.


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