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What a difference a day makes.......

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 11:23

Well, here was how the garden looked at the beginning of this month.


 This was a day after I had started hacking away at about 60 ft sq of brambles running wild down the left hand side of the garden.

I have mainly been doing structural work on the garden the past few years by making it into 3 main levels. A hell of a lot of digging done with a shovel, pickaxe and 2 hands.

This is the stage I am at now...


 Out of the past three weeks I have spent on it, 49 hours has been spent sieving the pile of dirt on the top layer to be put in the raised veg beds. Still got to sieve about 3 cubic metres of the stuff,  but I will get there if this rain holds off.

The raised bed running with vertical posts running up the middle of the garden is going to have trellis attached and I am planning to use it as a fruit bed. Can anyone suggest what i can put in there? I was thinking of putting dwarf root stock apple tree and pear tree etc, trained against the trellis, but am worried about how much I can put in the one bed. It measures 2.4 metres long by 0.8 metres wide by 0.4 metres deep. Any suggetstions?

My aim for the rest of the year is to get the beds filled with soil so that I can manure it ready for spring sowing and planting. I have already planted caulis and cabbages in one of the beds, I was going to plant onion sets in the others, but will probably wait and bring on seeds this christmas instead. Any suggestions on any other plants I can start now?

The overall plan of the garden is to have the steps leading up to the garden running up the left hand side of the picture alongside the boudary fence ( wall to be built next year), into an area wit two raised beds for flowers ( a shaded bed with water feature backing onto the trellis of the fruit planter, and a raised bed in full sun position) with a lawned?? area meandering through an archway into the veg (business) area of the garden. Here is where a set of steps will lead up onto the top level, where a shed with a lean to greenhouse is to be built, along with decking and pergola.

 Hope that makes sense. Do you think this will work? Any other suggestions on what I can do. Oh, one other thing, Three O'clock position is South facing.

Thanks for any advice. Darren.

What a difference a day makes.......

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 10:44
Well, three weeks actually. I thought I'd pluck up the courage and post the current mess we call a garden and show all what we had to deal with. Inspired by other posters blogs of their garden progress and achievements, I thought I'd post on my progress as a way of being able to look back and see how far I have got. Pics to follow in next post, once I switch to windows....zzzzzzz.


Posted: 29/09/2012 at 10:42

 Nope, can't get it to work on ipad, had to rsort to doing it on the laptop. Bit of a pain, but oh well.


Posted: 29/09/2012 at 10:14
Just trying, can you confirm you can see it please.


Posted: 29/09/2012 at 10:08
Unfortunately I can't copy the link posted cos I'm on iPad, lol, only let's me quote the whole post. I was using the photo bucket site, not the app, so am trying that now. Unfortunately, the pictures being uploaded to the app look very pixelated. Will try a pic out on this post soon to see how it turns out. Thanks for the help.


Posted: 29/09/2012 at 09:48
Figurative, I have tried using photo bucket, which says that their uploaded is flash, which is yet another site that doesn't work with apple

Can you tell me which sites you have managed to use with your iPad. Many thanks.


Posted: 29/09/2012 at 09:25
Will do, thanks for the response.


Posted: 29/09/2012 at 09:09
Can anyone explain how to upload pics into a thread using an iPad? Many thanks in advance.

Newbie needing help

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 13:51
Hi, ref where you are from, nvm, I see you're in Cardiff. Small world, my names Darren, I was born in 1976, and live about 25 miles north of you lol

Newbie needing help

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 08:48
Hi. I would be inclined to dig up the patch, get some 2x4s to make a raised bed, fill with good soil and compost, get down your garden centre and buy some potted cabbages, onion sets, challot sets and garlic bulbs along with seeds for some oriental greens to sow in between the rows you plant. At least these veg will agave time to overwinter. I think there are also varieties of broad bean that are hardy too, not sure myself as I'm new to this.
HTHs and anyone can correct me if I'm singing from the wrong song sheet.

By the way, what area are you growing in?
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