"...it's time to get things started, why don't you get things started..."
At last Spring seems to have arrived (though we'll almost certainly be in for a snow flurry or two yet, and some hard frosts) and I am determined not to watch the Chelsea Flower Show coverage this year in a state of despair.
Obviously I don't anticipate having an award-winning garden by the end of May, but I want to watch the Chelsea programmes and feel genuinely inspired to enjoy the great things about our garden. I refuse to drool over the on-screen gorgeousness with the curtains guiltily drawn to blot out our own weedy, overgrown wasteland.
And so, over the next five weeks, I mean business. It's time to get things started.
|I'll stick to this schedule and plant rotation for about the next week, possibly. Then I'll wing it.|
|Set to work as soon as the sun comes out.|
|It's not pretty and it's not subtle, but I'd like to see the effing weeds try this year. |
Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough. (There will be gravel soon.)
|A benefit of not having a dog = being able to use cocoa shell.|
An amazing mulch that smells of chocolate (but is poisonous to mutts).