The greenhouse project has ground to a halt, mostly because I have used all the ‘good’ bolts. The ones left are either stripped or seized and now I have a dilemma. I’m not sure what to do. New bolts are very expensive; however they are cheaper than an entirely new greenhouse. So I have cast aside my greenhouse while I ponder an effective solution.
So I ran my eye across the list to look for something else to do in the meantime. Extending the soft fruit beds looked like a bit of fun, and I had previously bought some new two metre sides that match the other beds in order and symmetry. Having said that my garden isn’t exactly a model of the perfect potager. The beds have been laid out by eye and a lot of ‘she’ll be right!’ I like to think of it as rustic.
So I raced into the garden full of enthusiasm for an exciting new project and mowed all around. In the mowing strip between the two red currant square beds, I mowed as low as I could go in some kind of final revenge for how difficult it has always been to mow there.
Then I popped off the old raised beds and pulled them apart and stole some pieces for the ends of the new and much improved new bed. Once nailed together I got Hubby the Un-Gardener to help me lift it over the surviving red currant and secured it in place.
I laid cardboard over the mowed strip, to destroy and remaining grass and weeded and removed the dead red currant. I decided it would be a good idea to add compost to the bed, however I don’t have any. This means a trip to the garden centre. It also means this project is stalled as well.
I popped the replacement red currant in the bed to visualise the finished project and I have to say it does look a little lonely. A trip to the garden centre is on the cards for the very immediate future to get compost, and I may just wander over to the fruit tree section…. Just to look….
Come again soon – I can’t wait to finish this project and then start on the other three soft fruit beds.
Sarah the Gardener : o )