There is nothing more satisfying seeing a building project come to fruition. Especially when its not me doing the building. The kitchen garden construction has really taken shape although for a moment I think that the plans must have been misread. I was struggling to understand where the idea for building a castle like tower in our garden came about.
The landscapers were pleased to explain that the massive structure was in fact the central pergola where we intend to espalier fruit trees. But why so big? Seems that it was what I drew out on the plan. As is a woman’s prerogative we’ve being discussing how things might be changed and agreed the upright posts need to be trimmed a little.
And that’s about all it’s possible to change. And indeed all I want to change. The rest of the layout is shaping up really nicely. A bit bigger than I imagined it would be but nevertheless a kitchen garden that we’ll be proud to tend. I love the simplicity and symmetry in the layout of the beds.
I’m not making much progress on my planting plan buy seeing the garden to life is enough excitement. But there is still plenty still to be done. Beds to be filled and paths to be laid. Gypsum and sheep manure pellets to dig in with the soils and compost.
For the moment though it’s the bassets new favourite playground. So much mud to scamper around in and then bring it back into the house to show me how clever they’ve been. Not.
I love my evening stroll down to see what progress has been made whilst I’ve been out at work. In fact I can’t wait for my evening stroll to be prolonged as I can potter around checking out what’s starting to flourish. Or not.
If the weather stays fine and the wind stays away we should be planting out our potatoes this weekend. And then in 60 days we’ll be eating fresh early spuds with plenty more to come. The big if is the weather right now as it’s certainly not showing much signs of turning into summer. Not yet but I live in hope.