Pretty much like most other weekends, but somehow more cheerful.
First on the list of adventures was a trip to Cocoa Wonderland.
While we’re out in the garden, let me show you what else I’ve been up to this weekend.
Yep, I finally got round to painting the wall that I built in, er, July 2011. Oh dear. Still, I gave the rest of the wall a lick of paint at the same time, and it looks much better than it did before.
… which I’m quite delighted with, and which I’m sure you’ll agree is a great improvement. Those floppy green things are chives, which I separated and plonked round all the corners. I was joined in my gardening exploits by Mrs Blackbird, who you can see in the middle of the triangular bed above, cleverly pecking out the wildflower seeds I’d just sowed. Cheeky thing. She stayed just a couple of feet away from me for a long time, and at one point I actually had to step over her because she was right in the way and just looking at me with her head on one side. I reckon she thinks we’re taking up space in her garden.
Anyway, we’re not quite there yet with the raised bed project. Next weekend I’m heading back to the council tip place to fill my own bags of compost. This is MUCH cheaper than buying bags at the garden centre, and while the compost isn’t quite as fine (and contains quite a few sticks), it’s more than adequate for filling beds.
I’m getting quite excited about the garden at the minute, as you can probably tell. Just need those seeds to keep growing now…