We’re beginning to see the fruits of our labour
Yay, spring is well and truly here in the southeast of England. No sooner than I have weeded one section of the garden, I turn my back, and more pesky little green shoots appear, but hey, that’s gardening for you.
I must say that considering we’ve only been tending to the garden a couple of days a week since mid-March, areas of our little oasis are looking so much better. It really gives you the drive and motivation to keep going; it also works wonders for your personal wellbeing.
Our garden is reasonably large and relatively high maintenance. We have found that the best way to tackle the garden is to break it down into sections or mini gardens; it makes it so much more achievable and less overwhelming.
I appreciate that there is so much more to be done in the garden and that some sections won’t get our full attention until later in the year or even until 2023. Still, it’s moving in the right direction. One spring evening the other day, I was still pruning until 6:30pm; it was so calming.
What we’ve been up to this monthIn the garden and on the website
The start of the Herb Garden
Whilst on our local travels around Kent and creating content for ‘Our World’, it gives us the opportunity to scope out new garden centres and nurseries. This is always great fun and offers no end of inspiration.
We’ve written articles on the segments of our English country garden, the wildlife it tempts to our doorstep, quick wins to keep you motivated and what our garden means to us and a couple more I’ve highlighted below.
Achievements for AprilLet’s keep ticking those boxes
Other jobs that we’ve achieved:
- Sanding down the patio table and chairs and re-oiling them.
- Sowing more seeds, I’m not too sure why as I have far too many already.
- Clearing some patio pots and replanting a few.
- Pruning numerous shrubs and digging out many unwanted tree saplings.
Lessons learnt & mistakes madeYou live and learn
One lesson learnt for us is that if your packets of seeds are out of date, then I would save myself some time and buy some new seeds.
Although, in my defence, I wanted to give it a go; otherwise, you’ll never know. A couple of times each day, I would check on them, but to no avail. I had missed their germination window.
I’m not saying it’s a waste of time, but certainly, have a backup plan. I’m now playing the waiting game and willing on my new tomato and chilli seeds.
Our plans for the coming monthWhat’s on your to-do list?
12 perfect gardening gifts
October 2023, Our Garden for You monthly roundup
Preparing our garden for Autumn
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