Posted: 03/06/2013 at 22:56
Thanks for the kind words, yeah the wind is the one downside, but to get those views you have to be at the top of the hill!
Hopefully once the hedges get established it'll help a bit, we did get a bit of a hammering this winter with the easterly winds, normally they are westerly here. Even a couple of pyracatha got badly scorched, but at least they are coming back.
I use the obelisk for peas and sweet peas mixed together in the veg plot. Looked really nice last year, but the peas are just 6 inches tall still at the moment, only planted them out from the cold frames last week.
It's my first garden, we moved here from a flat in the city centre so i've loved my first year here, despite the bad weather, i had a good crop of carrots, parsnips, salads and plenty of mint for mohitos in the arbor
I'm lucky to have a great garden centre nearby which i think always helps alot, good quality plants and good advice all the way.