Tuesday, 16 June 2009
I enjoy keeping our rather large patio decorated with flowering tubs and containers. These will grow larger and have more blooms, but at least they are flowering!
This end of the patio is, don't laugh! my raised bed area! Superstore crates (which sort of got left behind some time ago) have been filled with compost and various seeds planted. Courgettes are growing well, radishes ditto - we have eaten some - lettuces and carrots seem to have stopped, but I daresay will get a move on soon. Climbing french beans are about to climb. I hope!
Our garden is rather too big for us, and I can't get down to do anything at ground level, hence pots and "raised" beds. But I hope to wield a long handled fork and get some of the weeds out of the shrub border. Creeping buttercup would happily take over the whole garden, given half a chance!
But weeds are only flowers in the wrong place, and I love the yellow of buttercups, so in places, they stay!
We all need to feel we are planted in the right place before we can flourish, don't we?