Inspired by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden I will take a photo of this border in each month of the year and share it with you.
This is a North facing border.
When I came to the house there was a Leylandii hedge here, which I had removed and the fence installed. I have planted mainly fruit up against the fence that I hope will be happy in the situation.
Two thornless blackberries, a loganberry, an apple tree, a plum and stars of the border so far, Autumn fruiting raspberries which were amazing in 2015 producing luscious fruit from late July, well into November. I still have masses in the freezer.
It is work in progress, as you can see. I do find it hard to keep up with the garden, so you are never likely to see perfect and pristine on this blog – more hot-potch and Heath Robinson.
By doing just a little each day, I gradually allow the task to completely overwhelm me.
I saw this quote on a postcard once and it just about sums me up!
I like gardening, but I wouldn’t say I am very good at it – I’m not ‘A GARDENER’. I am a Mum, a Granny, and a crafter who likes to have a garden, so the garden has to play
second third fiddle to family, knitting, crochet etc. Which means I often don’t get things done when they need to be done, leaving me with problems to solve later.
Once the trees were cleared, my son-in-law brought me a load of farmyard manure which I spread over the entire area, covered it up with used black plastic from sileage bales and left it for a year.
It has taken quite a few digs to get rid of masses of bindweed roots but I’m getting there.