Before we had children I used to spend a vast amount of time in the garden, and pottering in the greenhouse. When the children arrived the garden became more 'child friendly' taking out the pond, making less levels and uneven surfaces.
When we did this I lost a lot of my favorite plants. So this year, I want to introduce them back into the garden again.
Over the last few years I have tried to grow my vegetables, but really we don't have enough space to grow both to the amount that I want.
Vegetables will take a back seat and hopefully when I get my allotment (I can't see this is any time soon, I have been on the waiting list for 4 years...) I will grow vegetables there.
So for the time being, at home, I am going to concentrate on growing flowers that I love to look at.
I also want to concentrate on plants that will bring wildlife into the garden.
At the back of the garden is the trampoline and chicken world. This will stay and we are looking at a new run and larger hen house (so I can get a few more hens)
Then we have two beds at the left and right if the grass. Both have pockets in the beds that need to be better and flow nicer, and have colour that will last longer. I think I will concentrate on pinks and purples.
I am looking at adding
Climbers - Rambling rose and another clematis, plus annuals like Chilean glory flower and morning glory
Ornamental poppy (patties plum)
Sweet peas - with a strong scent so I can cut them and bring into the house.
Ox eye daisy
The small amount of fruit / veg we will have will be the raspberries we planted last year, lettuce, chives and rocket and I need to plant new strawberries, the existing ones are old and we are getting less and less strawberries on them.
My purse says this can't all be done at once, so will be buying plants and seeds over the next few months to try and achieve this.
Will keep you posted!
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