Posted: 29/04/2017 at 08:55
Good morning all...well the bank holiday weekend has arrived and I won't be going into work for any firewood chopping so it's out in the garden. Main job is to start filling up the raised bed.
Bags of 20mm gravel for a column up the sides to help with the drainage. I have a couple of bags of 10mm gravel as well to mix in with the clay soil to help break it up and make it easier to work. It should have been 3 bags but for some reason although I bought 3 bags I only transported 2 bags back from the builders merchant...my mother always said my maths was never good!!!
I also have a couple of bags of sharp sand for the plastic tub that will become the wildlife pond to sit on, whether I get as far as that I don't know has that plastic tub is full of the soil that will be going back into the raised bed so needs to be emptied first.
And bags of compost to add to break up the soil a bit. I didn't realize that the compost had a high peat content...I had done some internet searching and everyone seemed to be raving about this brand and it did seem to be the cheaper of the options at the nursey/garden centre. I'm trying to garden as environmentally as possible so would have preferred peat free, but this is my own fault for not looking properly but it will get used and mixed in with other soil and my own compost as I also don't really have the time to get it back and exchange it.
Also had some new seed packets arrive on Friday, all able to sow in April and May so there is that to get done and I'm still waiting on some lucky dip perennial plant plugs from T & M...hoping they will turn up today.