Small Beginnings

22 May

I have decided to add a few bits and pieces to the patio in the shape of containers with herbs and salads. I don’t know about you but l find the small pots of herbs sold in most supermarkets are great value especially if you nurture them on a bit and then plant them up outside.

You have treat them carefully, after all, they have been living a cosy life indoors all their short lives but hopefully they will pick up and continue to produce some lovely herbs over the coming weeks.

I am going to sow some salad crops soon in small boxes, probably the cut-and-come-again varieties.

But what is stopping me from becoming Mr Container Man is the possibility that our landlord might, just might sell us this house! I have no wish to tempt fate but we should know for sure in the coming weeks. It would be too late for me to get on with much in the vegetable garden but l could make great progress in the Autumn preparing the plot ready for next year. I hardly even think too much about it!

Chelsea is with us again but as each one passes l become less and less attracted by the pomp and snobbery attached to the show gardens. It all looks so showroom and a million miles from what the vast majority of us could ever afford even if we wanted such a thing. No, l will be aiming at recreating a 1940’s garden hopefully complete with my own take on an Anderson’s Shelter and with some lawn to keep Mrs Hunt happy, of course! I just have to be patient……….



Posted by on May 22, 2012 in May, The garden


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5 responses to “Small Beginnings

  1. elaine

    May 22, 2012 at 16:25

    Excellent news – fingers crossed it all works out for you. Glad you are taking my advice and planting a few containers – not the same as a veg plot but at least you have something to nurture.

  2. Toffeeapple

    May 22, 2012 at 16:54

    Oh do try not to tempt fate! But I hope that your dream really will come true.

  3. Chica Andaluza

    May 22, 2012 at 19:38

    I am crossing everything including my eyes for you! But in the meantime a few containers are always a good idea.

  4. Rachael

    May 24, 2012 at 12:39

    Can we see some pictures of the garden please then we can all try not to get too excited with you! Keeping my fingers crossed as well!

  5. Mark and Gaz

    June 1, 2012 at 12:32

    Good luck hope it all works out for you.


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