I’ve got this great big list of things to do in the garden, and I don’t know quite where to start. I know I will have to do something soon, or the garden will run away with me.
From experience, I know it’s a mistake to try and do too much. There are some things I will have to do – cutting the very long boundary hedge. I didn’t do it last year – it’s beech so quite slow growing, but if I don’t do something soon it will get away from me.
I do want to grow some veg this year. I didn’t do very well last year. Most things fell over, but I was a bit distracted with lots on. I will have to decide what to grow – again, I’m going to limit myself.
What I really want to do this year is tidy the garden near the house. There are lots of rambling plants which have rambled a bit too far over the steps and across the front path and it’s looking just a bit too untidy even for me. I was given some nice blue pots for Christmas and I’d like to plant them up with something and have them standing on the steps. I also want to sort out the rockery. It’s full of weeds, and needs some serious attention.
Finally I want to re-establish a herb garden. I’ve tried growing herbs in pots, but they’ve not done very well. I used to have a herb garden outside the kitchen. A few years ago, we had the kitchen done, and to save on landfill, most of the stuff which came out went under a new patio where my herb garden used to be. I’ve got a little patch nearby which I’m thinking of turning into a herb garden.
What are you plans for gardening this year?
Until next time, Tawney x