What a day….

Lavenders & Lobelia

…. For getting down and dirty in the garden!

Salad Troughs

The sun surprised us by showing its face this morning.  Determined not to miss a good day of being outside I weeded the Lavender patch again – Seems like only yesterday when I did it last – trimmed the grass and sat back with a beer whilst the OH mowed the lawn.  Have to say our front garden is looking more like a ‘looked after’ garden now and less like a forest.  I did plan to do all sorts – finish digging the back garden, move my greenhouse, plant out the herb patch, lobelia, sweet peas and morning glories.  All I have managed to do is sow 4 troughs of mixed salad seeds (one of which is my BBC Dig In Salads), plant out the lobelia (bush blue and trailing white) in and around my lavenders (hopefully the ground cover will stop my cats from using the area as a toilet) and help pot on my Mum’s tree that we bought for her birthday.

Huge Lemon Balm leaves making themselves known by my front door.

Still, tomorrow is another day…..


Back Garden Plan 2010

I’ve never done a garden plan before.  Never really needed one.  This year I think is a must.  I might be a little late on the plan front, but if I can get it looking somewhat like this and to be able to get some stuff planted out, then I’ll be more than happy.  The OH’s idea was to deck the top bit and leave the rest lawn.  I want more planting area, a little haven to escape to.  Well if I don’t hear about an allotment site, then why not dig up some patches in the garden?  There’ll still be plenty of space for lawn and for the kids to play out.

So here we have it, The Garden Space’s Back Garden Plan of 2010….

Now before you start commenting on my artistic abilities, I know I’m crap at drawing.  Always have been, but give the girl a pastel and she is able to create a lovely picture.  Unfortunately The Garden Space doesn’t have pastels, I had to settle for Jessica’s crayons and pencils (some of which were utterly useless).

I’m happy with my plan anyway and that is all that matters.  Hopefully all the text is clear enough for anyone interested to read.  I’m not sure what I’ll be planting in my raised beds yet.  I think the top bed will home the pea’s and the runner beans.  But nothing is definite.  Not untill I have everything ready.

The back garden space is a sorry sight at the moment, but hopefully with this good weather we’re having I might be able to get out and turn it into something workable.

Thats the plan.

What a view!


This was taken on our last full day at Bognor Regis.  Almost makes me wanna cry, I mean look at it!  Clear blue water and bright blue sky.  Who’d have thought we were still in the UK?  Absolutely beautiful!

It was such a shame to arrive at Liverpool Lime Street yesterday evening to be greeted to grey skies and deep puddles 😦  But hey ho, we’re home and I’m pleased to tell you that all my greens survived my few days away.  Mum did well keeping everything watered, cool and living.  Everything has certainly changed a lot since Monday.  I now have flowers on my pea’s, my herb pot has actually started looking like herbs!  And my pumpkins are starting to flower.

Enough of the babble…. Here are a few pics I took this morning:

Turnip - 5-06-09

Pea - 5-06-09

Runner Bean - 5-06-09

Pumpkin - 5-06-09


Common Fennel - 5-06-09