I spent most of the Bank Holiday weekend in the garden, trying to impose order on the verdant chaos. I’m working my way around starting at the side closest to the back door. It’s looking a lot better than in the February pictures as the beds emerge from the weeds. As you can see we still have the race track in the lawn, there are tiny clumps of grass growing in the compacted earth but it’s going to take a few more months to fully recover. The bed on the right is going to have a couple of rows of runner beans and the raised veggie bed behind the pond will have salad leaves and perpetual spinach.
Work has stopped for a while as both the bins are full, luckily our council collects the compost every week so they will be ready for my next attempt at the weekend. I’m ignoring the wild patch at the bottom for the moment, but have promised Mr Stoatie that I will find the edge of the lawn down there which is currently drowned in mint. I shall have to be a bit careful when I get to do the other side of the garden as there is a wren nesting in the brickwork at the back of next doors bomb shelter. This is really a glorified shed and has been up for 65 years – since the Second World War. To be honest it would take a lot of work to demolish it, the concrete slab on the top is about a foot thick! The aerodrome behind us was a target for the German bombers so it probably saw a lot of use.
The following photo shows the improvement in the lawn and the wonderful Spring growth. Such a lovely time of year!