I have now been a garden *owner (*renter) for just over 4 weeks, and I cannot say that my knowledge has increased much since my last post. One thing I can tell you about how my garden grows, is that it is fast at this time of year. Some rain and some glorious sunshine have seen it spring to life, and now I am more lost than ever as to where to start with the overgrown borders, and am actually considering hiring a gardener for a few hours to give it a tidy and hopefully impart some wisdom along the way. Or should I just grab a hoe and go for it?! Have a hoedown as it were.
What has been utterly brilliant is just the sheer being there of it. The easter holidays were blessed with delightful weather in week two, and we spent much of it in our new outdoor space. I am hanging washing out and enjoying it (not long til the novelty wears off I am sure). And my gnome finally has a home.
Syd simply adores his garden and spends as much time outside as possible at the moment. He planted some seeds with his Daddy and is checking them each morning for signs of growth. So far we have tomato sprouts but no sign of the strawberries. They are both germinating on the kitchen window ledge currently, and will have to buy some netting before planting out as our garden is full of birds.
In fact the garden is positively teeming with life. As well as all the birds, enormous bumble bees fill the garden with their reverberating buzz. We have been blessed with tens of butterflies fluttering and all manner of beetles and flying things. One of our most exciting things at the moment is we have a blackbird nesting in a bush. We all like to check in on her daily as she sits on those eggs, and are eagerly listening out for the chirps of hungry babies. Actually one of my concerns tackling the borders is that the wildlife obviously loves it, and I don’t want to send them packing along with the weeds!